Rayos X

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Rayos X

Son una forma de radiación ionizante que puede penetrar el cuerpo para formar una imagen sobre una película. Las estructuras que son densas, como el hueso, aparecerán de color blanco; el aire se verá negro y otras estructuras aparecerán como sombras de gris, dependiendo de su densidad. Los rayos X pueden brindar información acerca de obstrucciones, tumores y otras enfermedades, especialmente cuando se combinan con el uso de contraste de bario y aire en el intestino.

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  • Last Reviewed on 01/22/2013
  • Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director and Director of Didactic Curriculum, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, David R. Eltz, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang.

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This page was last updated: May 7, 2013

         
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