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X-rays

X-rays are similar to light and radio waves. They can go through your body and create a picture. X-rays are used for several types of examination. For example, they are commonly used to check if a bone is broken.

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Written by HealthInfo clinical advisers. Approved by clinical director, Radiology, Canterbury DHB. Updated June 2016.

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