The use of X-rays allows physicians to look inside the body to diagnosis an illness, injuries and abnormalities to your bones as well as a non-invasive way of seeing internal organs such as your stomach, intestinal tract, colon and urinary tract. . When done for appropriate situations, X-rays are safe and beneficial. Radiologic technologists are trained to use the least amount of radiation possible to produce an image that will help with diagnosis. It is important that X-rays are not misused or overused because over a lifetime, a person may be exposed to a fairly large amount of cumulative Radiation, and it is important than the benefit of each X-ray test be considered before it is done.
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