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X-Ray

X-rays present an imaging diagnostic procedure for bone injuries, osteoporosis or deformations such as scoliosis. X-rays are unsuitable, however, to diagnose spinal disk problems. They are electromagnetic waves, which are especially well absorbed by hard tissue such as bones. Therefore, bone structures appear in light color on the x-ray image. Even if the dosage of radiation is lower nowadays than a few decades ago, physicians should carefully consider each time whether to perform an x-ray examination.

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