Purpose. Diagnostic x rays are useful in detecting abnormalities within the body. They are a painless, non-invasive way to help diagnose problems such as broken bones, tumors, dental decay, and the presence of foreign bodies.
Also asked, what are the uses of X rays?
X-rays are one type of electromagnetic radiation. They are commonly used in hospitals to produce photographs of bones which can be checked for breaks or fractures. X-rays have the following properties: they can penetrate less dense matter such as skin and body tissue (but not bone)
How are X rays used in the industry?
Just like medical x-rays are used to find breaks or cracks in bones, industrial radiography uses x-rays or gamma rays to take pictures of the inside of products because they can show problems not visible from the outside. Radiography is useful because it does not damage or change the product being tested.
What are the dangers of X ray waves?
Radiation exposure. Some people worry that X-rays aren't safe because radiation exposure can cause cell mutations that may lead to cancer. The amount of radiation you're exposed to during an X-ray depends on the tissue or organ being examined.