An x-ray is a photo taken with a machine which passes
electromagnetic radiation through the body, capturing an image of
the internal structures.
Review Date: 05/02/2009
Reviewed By: Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of
Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington, School of
Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director,
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