X-Ray Safety for Kids

x-ray safety for kids

X-rays are a normal part of medical visits for children, whether at the dentist to monitor growing teeth or at the hospital for a broken bone. However, parents should know about the potential risks involved in x-ray exposure. Although routine bone scans are normal and quite safe, too much exposure can increase these risks.Here’s what you should know about x-rays and your child’s safety. How Do They Work? X-rays are short wavelengths of electromagnetic energy. When they are passed through the body, they are absorbed by bigger atoms like … [Read more...]

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