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Up to date as of January 31, 2010

From TARDIS Index File, the free Doctor Who reference.

X-rays (or Röntgen radiation) were a type of electromagnetic radiation. They were used in medical examinations because they penetrated soft tissue allowing a non-invasive exam of the internal anatomy; they could also be used to examine the interiors of sealed objects using the same method. High levels of X-ray radiation could be harmful to many forms of life. When focused into a coherent beam or laser, X-rays could be used as an offensive weapon.


Instances of medical X-ray use

Instances of X-rays as non-medical imaging

Instances of harmful X-ray use

  • In 2003, the Doctor used a singularity which generated X-ray pulses to sterilize Agent Yellow, saving humanity at the cost of killing millions. (NA: Eternity Weeps)

X-ray-based weapons

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From Grand Theft Wiki

Danny Zoo (born January 26, 1972 in Okinawa, Japan) is a member of the Yakuza in Anywhere City who is mentioned on the Grand Theft Auto 2 website. He may be a relative of Johnny Zoo, the leader of the Yakuza in Anywhere City. He is a known criminal and is gambling addict, known as X-ray for his ability to read cards. He is also known to use amphetamines when playing cards for long periods. He has a shiny black S-Class Mercedes and prefers to use a silenced laser sighted assault rifle when killing people.

He was first arrested in 1994 on charges of suspected auto theft and possession of firearms although he was not sentenced to prison for these offences. A year later, in 1995, he was arrested again for being involved in an illegal gambling racket and was also charged with possession of firearms. He was sentenced to one year in prison. He spent 1996 in prison but after being released was arrested and charged with multiple murders in a gambling den. However, he was released on a technicality. He was also linked to a gambling racket and more gambling-related murders, although the police have no evidence to link him to the crimes.


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Up to date as of February 07, 2010

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The X-ray is a spinal series which Jack spotted on his way into the Hydra operating room in "Every Man for Himself"."

Jack later asked Juliet to whom the X-rays belonged to, saying:

"Those are spinal x-rays, and they belong to a man about 40 years old. And whoever he is, he has a very large tumor on his L4 vertebra. And I just happen to be a spinal surgeon. So you tell me, Juliet, who am I here to save?"

Jack Shephard, "Every Man for Himself"

In "The Cost of Living", it was revealed that the X-ray belonged to Ben, and that he wanted Jack to operate on him. Juliet tried to convince Jack to intentionally botch the surgery, killing Ben but thereby making it appear to be either an accident or an otherwise fatal outcome.


  • L4 stands for lumbar series (lower back) #4 (or #23rd/33 backbones). In this case, the tumor in question is seen as the second from the top of the film (the one with uneven opacity).
    • In a standard spinal series, the location of this tumor would more accurately be assessed as L2, due to proximity to the rib cage.
  • The "R" in the corner labels the right side of the individual, to orient the X-ray reader. In this case, the patient would be facing the viewer.
  • There is no name and information on the X-ray, as is the hospital standard.
  • Medical staff can typically differentiate male from female chest and spinal X-rays by the breast shadow (though this is lower down and would be difficult due to cutoff). However age is not actually possible to pinpoint as Jack did in the storyline.
  • Although Jack correctly recognized the malignancy as a lumbar tumor (either L2 or L4), later he incorrectly stated that Ben's symptoms would be in his fingers and toes. Such symptoms are generally characteristic of cervical tumors - in the neck, not lower back (which would be toes only).
  • The X-rays were taken at the latest on September 20, because Ben said, "Two days after I found out I had a tumor on my spine, a spinal surgeon fell out of the sky," whereas Oceanic flight 815 crashed on September 22, 2004.
    • This assumes both that Ben often tells the truth, and that time on the island and off the island flow at the same rate. We know Ben lies like he breathes, and it has been strongly suggested by the events and the producers that time on the island flows differently than time outside it.
  • The X-rays were developed by Karl and delivered to Juliet's house in the flashback for "One of Us". She stored them in a manila envelope, later confronting Ben with them, and tried to reveal them to Amelia just before the book club meeting on the day of the crash, as seen in "The Envelope".


According to the audio commentary for "A Tale of Two Cities" on the Season 3 DVD set, Elizabeth Mitchell has shot a scene in which she is looking at the X-rays in her house. This bit was supposed to be in the 'walking through Juliet's house' sequence at the episode's start, before the book club meeting, but it was cut in post-production. This would have introduced the X-ray three episodes earlier, but the audience would have had no information about it yet. It appears that this scene has been used for mobisode "The Envelope".

See also

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Up to date as of February 04, 2010

From Wookieepedia, the Star Wars wiki.

X-ray was a segment of the electromagnetic wave spectrum, between ultraviolet light and gamma rays. Sensors for detecting these waves were installed aboard tri-fighters and buzz droids. Machines using x-rays were also used in medicine.[1]




  • Revenge of the Sith: Incredible Cross-Sections

Notes and references

  1. MedStar I: Battle Surgeons

See also

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