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X-rays and cancer diagnosisXX-rays and cancer diagnosisX-rays and cancer diagnosisEnglishOncologyPre-teen (9-12 years);Teen (13-15 years);Late Teen (16-18 years)BodyNATestsPre-teen (9-12 years) Teen (13-15 years) Late Teen (16-18 years)NA2019-09-03T04:00:00Z4.5000000000000084.2000000000000332.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>X-ray scans are used for diagnosing cancer. Learn what X-rays are, how they are done and what to expect when you get your results.</p><p>X-ray scans use high-energy rays called X-rays to take a picture of the inside of your body. The X-rays pass through your body and a computer or special film records the picture. </p><p>X-rays are used often for diagnoses and are considered safe. </p><h2>Key points</h2><ul><li>X-ray scans take pictures of the inside of your body.</li><li>How you are positioned - either standing, sitting or lying down - will depend on the body part your doctor needs to see.</li><li>X-rays are quick, they are not painful and are considered safe.</li><li>Your doctor will tell you what the pictures show and what that means.</li></ul>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/X-rays_and_cancer.jpgTeens
X-rays for scoliosisXX-rays for scoliosisX-rays for scoliosisEnglishOrthopaedics/MusculoskeletalChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)Vertebrae;SpineMuscular system;Skeletal systemTestsAdult (19+)NA2008-06-01T04:00:00Z7.1000000000000069.5000000000000436.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>X-ray images are the most common tool used to assess scoliosis. Find out how X-rays provide images for tracking the growth and development of scoliosis.</p><p>An X-ray is a type of radiation that passes through the body. It gives the surgeon information on the size, shape, and location of the bones in the spinal column. It is also called radiography.</p> <p>By far, X-rays are the most common diagnostic tool in scoliosis. It tells the surgeon many things, most importantly, the size of your teenager’s curve.</p><h2> Key points </h2> <ul><li>An X-ray gives the surgeon information on the size, shape, and location of the bones in the spinal column. It is the most common diagnostic tool in scoliosis. </li> <li> Beams of X-rays will pass through your teen's spine to make a picture on the film. There is very little radiation released and the radiation technologist will provide shielding as needed. </li> <li> Your teen may need to get a three-foot spinal posterior-anterior X-ray, a three-foot lateral spinal X-ray, spinal bending films, bone age X-ray, or pelvis X-ray.</li></ul>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/Scoliosis_XrayDiagnosis_EN.jpgMain

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