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X-rays are a very common type of test that looks at your physical make-up. They are well-known for use in examining fractures, but are used to analyse numerous other medical conditions.
Modern x-ray equipment is very safe. Although repeated x-rays were dangerous in the past (and also for the doctors giving the x-ray tests; see x-rays), the risk is greatly reduced by modern technology. Nevertheless, certain measures may be used to reduce or avoid x-ray exposure. Always tell your doctor if you are pregnant or may possibly be pregnant.
Many doctors may give you your own x-rays to keep. After all, they are pictures of your body. However, note that x-rays are very difficult to interpret for untrained people.
X-rays: A chest x-ray is a routine radiographic method for evaluating the heart, lungs, bony thorax, mediastinum, and large blood vessels (e.g. aorta).
Other broader types of medical diagnostic tests related to X-rays include:
Other names for X-rays include:
These symptoms may be diagnosed by, screened for, or associated with X-rays:
These diseases or medical conditions may be diagnosed by, screened for, or associated with X-rays:
Disease or Condition count: 136; see list of conditions below. These are the diseases or medical conditions in which the medical test 'X-rays' may be involved.
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