Today we cannot think of the treatment of an orthopedic ailment without getting an x-ray done. The discovery of the X-Ray by William Conrad Rontgen revolutionized the way treatment for orthopedic problems like fracture, sprain, muscle tear, disease of the joints etc. are carried out. The x-ray enables the doctors to see the bones and locate the exact location of the fracture and other problems of the bones. Today x-ray is even being used in dentistry allowing the dentists to find the cavities well in time to prevent the formation of abscesses.