What Would You Say Is an X-ray? An example of electromagnetic radiation is X-rays. Compared to light, they have a much shorter wavelength. X-rays can pass through human bodies, but light cannot. They are employed in medical practise to examine bones and organs as well as to treat a few ailments. We will become harmed if we receive too many X-rays.
Wilhelm Roentgen made the initial discovery of X-rays in 1895 under the moniker Röntgen rays. He was experimenting with a tube that looked a lot like the modern television tube. Invisible rays emitted by the tube turned a photographic plate black. He discovered he had photos of the bones in his hand when he placed it between the tube and a photography plate. She said, “Now I have seen my death!” when Röntgen created one of the first X-ray photographs of the bones in his wife’s hand.
The medical and dentistry fields are where X-rays are most frequently used. For example, ingested objects, arthritis-related bone deterioration, shattered bones and fractures, and lung infections are some of the most frequent reasons for taking X-rays. A CT scanner, commonly known as computed tomography, also employs X-rays. This technique produces a layer-by-layer image by using several X-rays in a single scan.
X-rays are also used outside of medicine, such as in the manufacturing business to check metal components for faults and cracks, in the arts to inspect antique paintings, in airport security, and by NASA in space. X-ray crystallography, the study of crystals using X-rays, is a scientific discipline.
Content for this question contributed by Michele Lanon, resident of Wilbraham, Hampden County, Massachussets, USA