X-RAY

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X-Ray, is an electromagnetic radiation. Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen, explains that X-Ray, is a form of electromagnetic radiation. As the wavelength of the light decreases, it increases in energy. X-Ray lights act more like particles than a wave. The X-Ray machine passes individual X-Ray particles, called photons. These particles pass through the body. A special film is used to record the image. Dense structures like bone and teeth, appear white. Structures containing air like muscle, fat etc appear gray.

 

An X-ray is a form of electromagnetic radiation with a wavelength in the range of 10 nanometers to 100 picometers (corresponding to frequencies in the range 30 PHz to 3 EHz). X-rays are primarily used for diagnostic medical imaging and crystallography. X-rays are a form of ionizing radiation and as such can be dangerous.

 

X-rays can identify bony structures, X-rays have been developed for their use in medical imaging. Radiology is a specialized field of medicine that employs radiography and other techniques for diagnostic imaging. Indeed, this is probably the most common use of X-ray technology.

 

The use of X-rays are especially useful in the detection of pathology of the skeletal system, but are also useful for detecting some disease processes in soft tissue. Some notable examples are the very common chest X-ray, which can be used to identify lung diseases such as pneumonia, lung cancer or pulmonary edema, and the abdominal X-ray, which can detect ileus (blockage of the intestine), free air (from visceral perforations) and free fluid (in ascites). In some cases, the use of X-rays is debatable, such as gallstones (which are rarely radiopaque) or kidney stones (which are often visible, but not always). Also, traditional plain X-rays pose very little use in the imaging of soft tissues such as the brain or muscle. Imaging alternatives for soft tissues are computed axial tomography (CAT or CT scanning), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or ultrasou

X-Ray History

X-Ray was discovered by Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen, in 1896.

In most languages it is called Röntgen radiation (or an equivalent name) after its discoverer Wilhelm Röntgen.

One day Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen, while working with a fluorescent light bulb, he evacuated the tube of all air and filled it with gas. He then passed the high electric voltage through it. Suddenly he noticed a fluorescent glow. He covered the tube with a thick sheet of paper but then noticed the light reflect on a screen. He realized the presence of an 'invisible light' which can penetrate through even a screen. His later experiments revealed that this 'invisible light can also penetrate through human body. Thus was the discovery of X-Ray.

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