Advantages And Disadvantages Of Xrays

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n this essay I will be talking about X-rays.I will also talk about how pneumonia is able to be treated by X-rays. X-rays are a kind of radiation called electromagnetic waves. X-ray imaging forms images of the inside of a human body. The picture will show the part of your body in various shades of black and white. This is a result of various tissues taking in various amounts of radiation. Calcium in bones take in X-rays the most, so bones look white. Fat and other soft tissues take in less, and look grey.
Air takes in the slightest amount, so, therefore, the lungs look black. The most common use of X-rays is to examine for broken bones, but x-rays are also used in alternative ways. For example, chest x-rays can detect pneumonia. When you have an x-ray, you may put
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It is used to evaluate the lungs, heart and chest wall and it could be used to help diagnose pneumonia and monitor treatment. Doctors use chest x-rays because it is fast and fairly simple, it is particularly useful in emergency diagnosis and treatment.

Advantages and disadvantages of using and x-ray to detect pneumonia
Some advantages are:
 Easily transportable and it is reasonably priced imaging modality.
For example, it can be transported easily to countries which do not have x-ray machines and it is also reasonably priced so that clinics which are on a low budget can buy the x-ray machines as well.
 Reasonably fast imaging modality.
For example, it can take the picture of your inside fast so that you don’t have to wait in the same position for many hours.
 Exposes the patient to the least amount of ionizing radiation as possible.
The x-ray has been made with precision so that it does not give out rays that harm the body at the least possible.  Delicate in diagnosing pneumonia.
The x-ray is very helpful if you have pneumonia it is very good at detecting it and the x-ray can even do it
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