We use X-Rays during our evaluation of bone, joint and general architecture of the body. Medical X-rays or Radiography is a form of electromagnetic radiation, similar to visible light.
Unlike light, however, x-rays have higher energy and can pass through most objects, including the body. Medical x-rays are used to generate images of tissues and structures inside the body.
If x-rays travelling through the body also pass through an x-ray detector on the other side of the patient, an image will be formed that represents the “shadows” formed by the objects inside the body.