X Rays

Emmanuella Adjei Period 5 Mrs. Birkner


  • X Rays carry a great amount of energy and can travel through most matter.
  • The wavelenght range is from a 0.01 to 10 nanometers which isn't even close to 1m.
  • The frequency range is 30,000,000,000,000,000 Hz to 30,000,000,000,000,000,000Hz.
  • The velocity in a vaccum is the same as the speed of light which is 300,000,000m/s.
  • An interesting fact about x-rays is that bones and teeth absorb it.
  • The light part of an x-ray indicates where the x-ray was absorbed.
  • Another interesting about x-rays is that they are used by engineers to check for tiny cracks in structures.

X Rays In Life

  • X Rays are commonly used in hospitals to produce photographs of bones which can be checked for breaks or fractures.
  • X Rays are used more often to check for breaks.
  • X Rays are used for identifying tumours.

  • Positive health impacts of x rays is that they allows doctors to see moving images of the internal structures of patients.
  • Positive health impacts of x rays is that they are often used to investigate problems with the digestive system.

  • Negative health impacts of x rays is that being exposed to significant amounts of radiation from X-rays may increase your risk of developing cancer.
  • Negative health impacts of x rays is that whiles medical X-rays do not pose a serious risk to a developing baby, they are not usually recommended for pregnant women, except in an emergency.

Chest X-rays proven useless for preventing lung cancer, so why are they still used? Article Summary

Chest X-rays have an impact on preventing or detecting early lung cancer. It is still being tested and scientists are trying to prove the validity of chest x- ray preventing /detecting early lung cancer. Researches has been made to verify the truth about the detecting/prevention of lung cancer through x-rays.

How Does X- Ray Work Video Summary

Light is a form of electromagnetic radiation and an examples of electromagnetic radiation/waves is X- rays. X- Rays have very short wavelengths that are able to pass through most tissues in the human body. Since bones contain calcuim in a denser manner x rays are able to produce shadows of the body which can easily display fractures in our bones.