An X-ray, or radiograph, is a non-invasive imaging procedure used to get a closer look at dense structures within the body. While this technology has a variety of applications, it is very often used to examine broken or damaged bones.
An X-ray device is comprised of a tube containing a pair of electrodes known as a cathode and anode. The cathode is a filament that releases energy and sends electrons toward the anode, which is made of tungsten. When the electrons contact the tungsten anode, they release energy in the form of photons, which are channeled through a lead cylinder to create a high-energy X-ray beam. To see how all these components work together to create detailed images of your body, watch the informational video below.
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