November Is World X-Ray Month

As reported by “Awareness Days” Website: World Radiography Day is celebrated on 8 November each year. The date marks the anniversary of the discovery of x-radiation by Wilhelm Roentgen in 1895.

Radiographers worldwide can use the day and the days around the date to promote radiography as a career, as a vital contribution to modern healthcare and as a chance to increase public awareness of diagnostic imaging and radiation therapy.

What Is An X-Ray?

An electromagnetic wave of high energy and a very short wavelength, which is able to pass through many materials opaque to light.

X-Rays for the medical field are designed to take photographic or digital images of the internal composition of a part of the body.

How Are X-Ray Diagnosis Beneficial?

X-Ray screenings can help find abnormalities in the body without the need for invasive incisions. In ideal cases, X-Ray screenings are done before there is an emergency situation. By regularly getting an X-Ray screening every 1-3 years, you could potentially avoid a future emergency.

Health Conditions That An X-Ray May Be Able To Detect

Problems with the chest, heart, lungs; especially issues relating to cancer and tumors.

  • Digestive issues
  • Stomach issues
  • Arthritis
  • Broken Bones

When Should You Get An X-Ray?

For men and women over the age of about 40, an X-Ray should be done about once per year.

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References:

https://reverehealth.com/live-better/x-rays-actually-tell/