JOHN COLE / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY JOHN COLE / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
X-ray examination. Radiographer preparing a patient for an X-ray examination. X- rays will be emitted by the overhead structure. They will pass through the patient's abdomen before casting an image onto film positioned underneath the examination bed (bottom right). X- rays are electromagnetic waves that can penetrate soft tissues and are absorbed by bones, and therefore can be used to diagnose internal injuries and disorders. Photographed at Bognor Hospital, UK.
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