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What are X-rays?

Like visible light, X-rays are electromagnetic radiation. In contrast to light, X-rays have a higher energy and can penetrate most materials, including the human body. To create images of the tissues and structures inside the body, medical X-rays are used. An image of the “shadows” cast by the things inside the body will be created if X-rays passing through the body also pass through an X-ray detector on the patient’s opposite side.

Photographic film is one sort of x-ray detector, but there are many more that are used to create digital images. Radiographs are the x-ray images produced by this method.

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How do medical x-rays work?

A patient is positioned so that the body portion being imaged is situated between an X-ray source and an X-ray detector to create a radiograph. When the equipment is turned on, X-rays enter the body and, depending on the radiological density of the tissues they pass through, are absorbed in various amounts by various tissues. The density and atomic number (the number of protons in an atom’s nucleus) of the material being photographed are both factors that affect radiological density. For instance, calcium, found in human bones, has a higher atomic number than the majority of other tissues. This characteristic makes bones easily absorb X-rays, which results in strong contrast on the X-ray detector. As a result, bony structures appear whiter than other tissues against the black background of a radiograph. Conversely, X-rays travel more easily through less radiologically dense tissues, such as fat, muscle, and air-filled cavities such as the lungs. These structures are displayed in shades of gray on a radiograph.

X-rays are a type of radiation called electromagnetic waves. X-ray imaging creates pictures of the inside of your body. The images show the parts of your body in different shades of black and white. This is because different tissues absorb different amounts of radiation. Calcium in bones absorbs X-rays the most, so bones look white. Fat and other soft tissues absorb less and look gray. Air absorbs the least, so the lungs look black.

The most familiar use of X-rays is checking for fractures (broken bones), but X-rays are also used in other ways. For example, chest X-rays can spot pneumonia. Mammograms use X-rays to look for breast cancer.

When you have an x-ray, you may wear a lead apron to protect certain parts of your body. The amount of radiation you get from an x-ray is small. For example, a chest X-ray gives out a radiation dose similar to the amount of radiation you’re naturally exposed to from the environment over 10 days.

Dr. Anuj Shrivastav is a Non-Invasive Cardiologist attached to various hospitals in Mumbai. He is a Consultant Cardiologist at Bombay Hospital, Surana Sethia Hospital, and MPCT Hospital. In recent years He has been a part of 6 monthly Camps in Fiji in Collaboration with Govt of India. He has multiple diagnostic and cardiac care Centers and Dr. Anuj’s EECP Centres ) Opp. Tata Memorial Hospital, X RAY Centre in Mumbai, Parel, Malad, and Surat.

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