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If you think only Superman has X-ray vision, think again. Your doctor has it too! Okay, so your doctor needs a machine to take X-rays, but it's still pretty cool.

X-rays are special pictures that show the inside of the body. It's just like having a regular photo taken. Sit still, click and it's done. You don't feel a thing.

Your doctor may take a single X-ray of your left wrist, hand and fingers. This can then be used to estimate how well your overall skeleton is developing, compared with other children of your age.

Date of preparation: September 2020 UK20GH00082 This page is intended for members of the UK public. Cookie Policy Contact us