Medical imaging technologies

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Medical imaging technologies

Wilhelm Konrad Roentgen discovered x-rays in 1895 and produced an image of his wife's hand. The image clearly showed every bone in the hand. By 1900, every large hospital had an x-ray machine.

Devices like x-ray machines and MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scanners, revolutionary in their resolution, today form a routine part of diagnosis and medical care.

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Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen was a German physicist, who discovered X-rays or Röntgen rays, an achievement that earned him the first Nobel Prize in Physics (1901). He died from carcinoma of the intestine. It is believed his carcinoma was a result of his regular studies conducted without the protection of lead shields routinely.