X-ray, or radiography, uses a very small dose of ionizing radiation to produce pictures of the body's internal structures. X-ray is the oldest and most frequently used form of medical imaging that help physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions. It's particularly useful for assessing bones, teeth, and internal organs. During an X-ray, beams of light pass through the body to create black, white, and gray photos.
X-ray technology is commonly used in the following imaging studies:
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