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Technician positioning a patient's arm for a X-ray

Technician positioning a patient's arm for a X-ray

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WILL & DENI MCINTYRE / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY WILL & DENI MCINTYRE / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Radiographer positioning the arm of a patient for an X-ray. X-rays are used to produce images of bones, organs and internal tissues. Low doses of X-rays are passed through the tissues and cast images onto a film or a fluorescent screen. Each of the body's tissues absorb X-rays in a different way. Bones, which are dense and contain calcium, absorb X-rays well and therefore appear to be white on a film; soft tissues absorb X-rays to a lesser extent and are shown dark grey on a film. The patient is wearing a lead lined overall which protects the rest of her body against the harmful effects of X- ray radiation.

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