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X-rays were a high energy type of electromagnetic radiation. X-ray photons were used for medical and dental imaging, as well as weapons systems. They are also produced naturally by a variety of stellar phenomena, including pulsars and quasars.

Natural occurrences Edit

In 2364, Wesley Crusher reported that the deflectors of the USS Enterprise-D were being hit by x-rays. Worf adjusted the settings to compensate for the rays' effect. (TNG: "Symbiosis")

Medical usage Edit

While working on a way to separate Tuvok and Neelix following their transporter accident, The Doctor referred to the use of barium as a contrast agent for the "primitive imaging technology called x-rays." (VOY: "Tuvix")

Weaponry Edit

Talarian warships used lasers that emitted x radiation. (TNG: "Suddenly Human")

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