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Usain Bolt posts X-ray of torn hamstring

Last week, the king of sprinting fell to the track during his final race at the World Athletics Championships. On Twitter, Bolt explained the extent of his injury. He said: “Sadly I have a tear of the proximal myotendineous junction … Continue reading

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Pro surfer Kelly Slater shares X-ray of gruesome foot injury on Instagram

And again we say…hooray for x-rays! Last month, 11-time World Surf League champion Kelly Slater was forced to call his run at Jeffreys Bay short Monday after suffering a devastating broken foot. Later that day, Slater showed his impressive break … Continue reading

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Cubs Champion Kris Bryant Escapes Serious Finger Injury

Reigning National League MVP Kris Bryant certainly scared the Cubs organization when he had to leave Wednesday’s game after jamming his finger on the foot of the Braves’ third baseman sliding head-first. Thanks to x-rays, Bryant was quickly diagnosed with … Continue reading

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X-Ray Reveals What Doctor’s Couldn’t See

A 23-year-old woman was admitted to hospital complaining of an ‘uncomfortable sensation’ in her throat the other day. Doctors were originally left stumped by the woman’s symptoms, as she was able to breath normally and there were no signs that … Continue reading

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Sinus X-rays reveal age of children

Anthropologists, pathologists and other scientists may soon have a new tool to work with when it comes to determining the age of deceased children based on their skeletal remains. Researchers in North Carolina have discovered that the frontal sinus of … Continue reading

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The First X-Ray Photograph

Today we’re winding the clock back, all the way back to 1895. That’s right: December 1895, when Wilhelm Röntgen revealed the bones of his wife’s hand in the first X-ray photograph. Luckily, x-rays have come pretty far in the past … Continue reading

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Courthouse X-ray scanner finds live monkey in purse

Bet you didn’t see this one coming! The security at the Bay County Court Facility in Michigan to see visitors attempt to bring prohibited items past them. Recently, though, they experienced something new- and a little more exotic than usual! … Continue reading

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