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X-rays are an electromagnetic wave, they have a very short wavelength and can cause ionisation.

X-rays can be used to diagnose and treat some medical conditions.

X-rays of bone fractures and dental problems.

X-rays are absorbed by metal and bone. X-rays also expose photographic film, this can be used to produce an x-ray image of bone fractures. In modern hospitals x-ray images are now captured by CCD’s charge coupled devices rather than photographic film, the images from CCD’s are stored as digital files.