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Would a piece of show up on xray

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would a piece of wood show up on xray
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Mark replied 8 years ago.
In most cases, the xray will not be able to see any wood.

(And a lot of glass will be invisible as well).

So investigating a possible dirty wound, such as a puncture wound is not possible with xrays if wood is the suspected material that is in the wound.