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The information contained on this page is provided as general health information and is not intended to substitute as medical advice and direction from your physician or health care provider. Please direct any questions related to your health care provider. In an emergency, call 9-1-1 or go to the nearest emergency center.


X-ray

X-rays are a form of electromagnetic radiation (like light); because they are of higher energy than visible light, they can penetrate the body to produce an image. Structures that are dense (such as bone) will appear white, air will be black, and other structures will be shades of gray depending on density.

X-ray