November Is World X-Ray Month
Radiographers worldwide can use the day and the days around the date to promote radiography as a career, as a vital contribution to modern healthcare and as a chance to increase public awareness of diagnostic imaging and radiation therapy.
What Is An X-Ray?
An electromagnetic wave of high energy and a very short wavelength, which is able to pass through many materials opaque to light.
X-Rays for the medical field are designed to take photographic or digital images of the internal composition of a part of the body.
How Are X-Ray Diagnosis Beneficial?
X-Ray screenings can help find abnormalities in the body without the need for invasive incisions. In ideal cases, X-Ray screenings are done before there is an emergency situation. By regularly getting an X-Ray screening every 1-3 years, you could potentially avoid a future emergency.
Health Conditions That An X-Ray May Be Able To Detect
Problems with the chest, heart, lungs; especially issues relating to cancer and tumors.
- Digestive issues
- Stomach issues
- Broken Bones
When Should You Get An X-Ray?
For men and women over the age of about 40, an X-Ray should be done about once per year.
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