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X-ray control room in the radiology department of a hospital. The X-ray machines are seen through the window. After positioning the patient the radiologist sits in this room to operate the X-ray machines. The radiologists leave the room to protect them against the harmful affects of X-ray radiation. Prolonged exposure X-rays can damage the reproductive organs, leading to infertility, and may result in a slightly increased risk of cancer.
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