What are some advantages and disadvantages of a hypothetical "flashlight" that would emit x-rays instead of visible light?

1 Answer
Jul 12, 2017

See below.



  • We can immediately see if an individual has some bones broken in his body during an expedition/outing or other activities which require immediate action in case of injury.

  • It is lighter and easier to use than a cumbersome x-ray machinery.


  • More prone to cancer as a higher amount of x-ray xould be emitted from the 'flashlight' as in some cases the 'flashlight' would be needed in daylight.

  • Deplete batteries quite fast as a higher amount of energy would be needed.