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An X-ray is a safe and painless procedure that's often used to produce images of the inside of the body.
When X-ray is used
Bone is a very hard and dense connective tissue. It shows up clearly on X-rays, which are very useful for diagnosing bone-related problems.
How an X-ray is carried out
During an X-ray, the part of your body being examined will be positioned between the X-ray machine and a photographic plate.
Risks of an X-ray
People are often concerned about being exposed to radiation during an X-ray. However, everyone is exposed to sources of natural radiation throughout their life.