Rayos X

Son una forma de radiación electromagnética, como la luz visible. Las estructuras densas, como los huesos, bloquearán la mayoría de las partículas de rayos X y aparecerán de color blanco; el metal y los medios de contraste (tintes especiales utilizados para resaltar áreas del cuerpo) también aparecerán de color blanco. Las estructuras que contienen aire se verán negras y los músculos, la grasa y los líquidos aparecerán como sombras de color gris.

Rayos X

Revision

Last reviewed 8/14/2012 by 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 David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.

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