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, x-ray
a. electromagnetic radiation emitted when matter is bombarded with fast electrons. X-rays have wavelengths shorter than that of ultraviolet radiation, that is less than about 1 × 10--8 metres. They extend to indefinitely short wavelengths, but below about 1 × 10--11 metres they are often called gamma radiation
b. (as modifier): X-ray astronomy
2. a picture produced by exposing photographic film to X-rays: used in medicine as a diagnostic aid as parts of the body, such as bones, absorb X-rays and so appear as opaque areas on the picture
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

What does it mean when you dream about an X-ray?

Being X-rayed in a dream may signal wanting to see through a situation or the intentions of someone who is emotionally significant in one’s life.

The Dream Encyclopedia, Second Edition © 2009 Visible Ink Press®. All rights reserved.


Dreaming about getting an X-ray or looking at an x-ray may not have anything to do with health matters. This dream suggests that you are ready to look beneath the surface of a current situation or problem. X-rays require focused energy and your dream may be a reflection on the energy that you already possess. This energy will assist you in gaining insight and awareness or help you with problem solving. Old dream interpretation books say that dreaming of X-rays is a dream of the contrary. That is, you will be released from your worries and enjoy good health.
Bedside Dream Dictionary by Silvana Amar Copyright © 2007 by Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
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Routine pregnancy testing of all female patients in the childbearing age range before a diagnostic X-ray is generally considered unnecessary, although some feel otherwise.
Most of our patients overestimated the risks posed to the fetus by diagnostic X-ray imaging, and most correctly identified the most radiosensitive period of pregnancy.
Diagnostic X-rays and ultrasound exposure and risk of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia by immunophenotype.
While all health care plans will generally cover diagnostic x-rays and laboratory tests, there are frequently restrictions on coverage.
(Ataxiatelangiectasia is the gene's excruciating moniker, but it is popularly referred to as the AT gene.) Moreover, the researchers found evidence that those AT-carriers who had undergone routine diagnostic x-rays during their lives were substantially more likely to have suffered breast cancer than those who had not.
Most of this radiation contribution comes from sources other than diagnostic X-rays.
A more in-depth and comprehensive study exploring cancer risk from diagnostic x-rays in the UK and 14 other developed countries (4) found that diagnostic x-ray use in the UK causes 0.6% of the cumulative cancer risk to age 75.
On the other hand, here are some things device wearers often fret about but needn't: diagnostic x-rays, CT scanning, mammograms, ultrasound, and most forms of laser surgery, Dr.
A study found that in Britain the risk of anyone up to the age of 75 getting cancer from diagnostic X-rays was about 0.6 per cent.