Saturday, December 15, 2012

What are X-rays?

X-rays are a very energetic form of electromagnetic radiation that can be used to take images of the human body.

 

While some might think the answer is simple, it's not. We asked Daniel Mittleman, a professor at Rice University’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, for the full explanation. Here's what he said:

X-rays are a form of electromagnetic radiation, just like visible light, infrared radiation, microwaves and radio waves. But compared to these other types of radiation, X-rays are more energetic.

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