7 myths of X- RAYS
X-rays can cause cancer
Another myth is that x-rays can cause skin cancer. It is true that x-rays are high-energy electromagnetic waves which can possibly be harmful to your body and they can damage your cells when they pass through your body, but only if you are exposed to a large amount of it , which is rare with Diagnostic imaging where your body receives a very small amount of its radiation and such small radiation cannot induce cancer.
X-rays can affect your fertility
According to studies there is no such case found in which diagnostic x-rays can make a person infertile. Because the diagnostic radiation used to examine your body is quite small amount, as compared your body receives more amount of background radiation in a day than that of x-rays checkup. Modern x-ray machines only expose the part of your body that needs to be examined, so the risk of this thing is close to zero.
X-rays have been outdated and are now not necessary thing
There may be some people who believe that x-rays now become outdated and are not a necessary thing to use.
In fact, x-ray imaging is an important modality and the first imaging tool in diagnosis and treatment of many diseases.
Every modality has its own limitation , and they all complement to each other in the disease management.
X-ray machines and body scanners are harmful
X-ray machines and body scanners use a very small amount of radiation which indeed is harmless to your health.There are different types of body scanners used in hospitals to examine a patient and with this technology medical treatment has become very easy and fast.
A woman can't be examined with x-rays in pregnancy
It is said that a pregnant woman can't go through x-rays examination during her pregnancy.
During the first trimester, when the fetus' organs are in the developing process, the radiation can be dangerous only if the mother undergoes a therapeutic procedure, and regular diagnostic imaging can be safely done without any apprehension. However the x-ray scan should be performed by taking all necessary precautions like covering the abdomen with a lead apron so that the radiation reaching the fetus is very much attenuated.