Radiography: The History of X-Rays
The History of X-Rays
According to wikipedia: "Radiography is the use of X-rays to view a non uniformly composed material such as the human body." To sum it up, X-Rays are beamed at a body part (or any object) and produce an image of what is going on underneath or behind something. For example, a simple X-Ray of the chest will show the lungs, bones, heart, vessels and other structures that you otherwise would not be able to see looking simply at a person.
X-Rays were first found in 1895 by Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen. The rays were known at the time, but no one knew what exactly they were, hence the X. Röntgen described how these rays worked in great detail and shortly thereafter they were used in a variety of ways. The first use of the X-Ray was to help fit shoes. It soon became used in the medical field to help diagnose broken bones and to treat soldiers in World War I. Since then, radiography has been manipulated and used to expand to simple X-Rays. Some examples of what radiology is today:
Keep in mind not all of those types of imaging involve the use of X-Rays.
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