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What Are The Advantages And Disadvantages Of X-ray Imaging?

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ADVANTAGES

- X-rays can be used to produce an image of any body part.

- It is also available as a portable x-ray unit and can be used in hospital wards, operation theatres and ICU/emergency rooms

- Less Costly than any other imaging modules (eg. MRI)

DISADVANTAGES

- Amount of information obtained is often limited.

- Exposure to ionizing radiation that is harmful to the human body.

- Relatively low information when compared to other imaging methods
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The media has played a significant role in adding glory to radiation. The public can't be blamed for embracing the new rays, as headlines like this appeared in newspapers across the globe - “Something about X-Rays for Everybody”. Following the discovery of X-rays, it became omnipresent. It became so common that city streets began to house fluoroscopes that were easily operable with coins. Particularly popular were exhibitions where subjects underwent for hours to amaze the customers. At that time publicity about the cosmetic benefits of X-ray radiation was at an all time high, influencing many women to go for it. This insatiable quest of women for beauty resulted in massive radiation burns in thousands of women.

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