Category Archives: X-Ray News

Why a Woman’s Wrists Glowed with Gold Filaments on an X-Ray

Have you heard of gold-thread acupuncture? Well, we won’t lie, we haven’t until now! But it apparently caused a woman’s hands to glow with gold filaments in the x-ray image above. The glowing threads are clustered around the woman’s wrists … Continue reading

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X-ray images of ancient ‘Bisti Beast’ dinosaur skull reveal how ‘bone crushing adaptations’ arose in the T. rex family

Researchers have imaged a 74-million-year-old dinosaur skull in the highest-resolution scan of a tyrannosaur skull ever done. The skull belonged to a ‘Bisti Beast,’ a relative of the Tyrannosaurus rex with big-headed, bone-crushing adaptations. The scan revealed un-erupted teeth, the … Continue reading

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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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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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X-ray pulses reveal structure of viral cocoon

An international team of scientists has used high-intensity X-ray pulses to determine the structure of the crystalline protein envelope of an insect virus. The tiny viruses with their crystal casing are by far the smallest protein crystals ever analyzed using … Continue reading

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X-ray may be best screening tool for diagnosing knee pain

Have you ever visited the doctor for knee pain or injuries from osteoarthritis? If you have, you’re not alone! This is one of the most common reasons for a visit to the doctor’s office. MRIs are widely used by doctors … Continue reading

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