n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - X-ray gogs and other imaging modalities : editor's comment

Volume 24, Issue 6
  • ISSN : 0256-2170



Extracted from text ... EDITORIAL June 2006 Vol.24 No.6 CME 293 The development of X-ray technology has come a long way since the late 19th century, when X-rays were first developed. The idea of seeing inside the body in a non-invasive way has great appeal, both to doctors and to patients. However, as with all investigations, it can be used inappropriately and unnecessarily. X-rays are a form of radiation and, as such, do have dangers under certain circumstances and if used too freely. Patients, however, are often not aware of this, and are all too happy to have yet another X-ray, in the ..

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