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(German: radiation, "x-ray"; X-ray; 1896, translation of German X-strahl, from X, "algebraic symbol for an unknown quantity", + Strahl, "beam, ray")
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X-ray, roentgenogram
Electromagnetic radiation used in diagnostic imaging to view shadows of tissue density in the body.
X-ray, x-ray
1. High-energy radiation with waves shorter than those of visible light.

X-rays possess the capabilities of penetrating most substances (to varying extents), of acting on a photographic film or plate (permitting radiography), and of causing a fluorescent screen to give off light (permitting fluoroscopy).

Formerly called a Roentgen ray, in low doses X-rays are used for making images that help to diagnose disease, and in high doses to treat cancer.

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chest X-ray
Commonly used to detect abnormalities in the lungs, but it can also detect abnormalities in the heart, aorta, and the bones of the thoracic area.
x-ray anatomy
The study of gross anatomy as demonstrated by radiological methods.
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