X-ray is used in low doses to create images that help to diagnose diseases or injuries, and in high doses to treat cancer. Some examples that are very common are the chest X-ray, which can be used to identify lung diseases like pneumonia or lung cancer; also the abdominal x-ray, which can be used to detect symptoms such as bowel obstruction. X-rays can also be used to find illnesses like gallstones or kidney stones. The use of X-rays as a treatment is known as "radiation therapy" and is mostly used for the management of cancer.
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