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Modern Medicine - History of X-Rays

Join Dr. Scott Klioze for a look back at the history of Radiology and how modern technology has revolutionized the fields of medicine today. Modern Medicine,...

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A brief history of forensic radiology — University of Leicester

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The main issues with the beginning of x-rays was that they sometimes took up to 70 minutes to get a good picture and it used a large radiation dose because they didn't know radiation could harm you.  Wilhelm Rőntgen used the term x-ray because he was unsure what the rays were and "x"  was used as the variable of the unknown information. 

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Josh Smith's comment, March 30, 2014 1:30 PM
This new ray that Roentgen discovered was capable of passing through heavy paper covering and also things in the room. He also discovered that this ray could pass through tissue of humans but not bones and metal objects.
Josh Smith's comment, March 30, 2014 1:49 PM
Just Six months after Roentgen's discover of x-ray s, in June of 1896 they were being used by battlefield physicians to locate bullets in wounded soldiers. In 1913, discovered by Coolidge came a high vacuum x-ray tube that could operate energies up to 100,000 volts.
Josh Smith's comment, March 30, 2014 2:15 PM
Experimenters, physicians, laymen, thought nothing of health concerns dealing with radiation. They thought if anything it was beneficial to the human body. But x-rays led to serious injuries. "Often injuries were not attributed to X-ray exposure, in part because of the slow onset of symptoms, and because there was simply no reason to suspect X-rays as the cause." (NDT) Some experimenters did tie x-ray exposure and skin burns together. Thomas Edison and others reported eye irritations from experimenting with x-rays and fluorescent substances.
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Dark field illuminates X-ray imaging - physicsworld.com

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New technique uses discarded X-rays to unmask materials
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Josh Smith's comment, March 13, 2014 10:19 AM
There is a new technique that physicists in the UK are trying which is known as "Dark-field x-ray imaging." This can have the ability to see stress build-up in medical biopsies and other things such as engineered structures outside of the medical field.
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A leap forward in X-ray technology - MIT News Office

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New system could provide detailed images — even of soft tissue — from a lightweight, portable device.
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Josh Smith's comment, March 12, 2014 9:48 AM
"Luis Velásquez-García is a principal research scientist at MIT’s Microsystems Technology Laboratories." (MITNEWS) Regular x-ray machines cant see any tissue of the human body but with this new system that MIT is working on will soon change that. They took a picture of an eye with this new machine and saw all the structures such as the lens and cornea. The only problem with this device is that its to big and expensive.
Josh Smith's comment, March 12, 2014 10:23 AM
Garcia also believes that this device could also be used outside of the medical field. They could possibly use this device at airports because it is so powerful it can differentiate a harmless bottle of shampoo from a container of explosive material or a hazardous chemical.
Josh Smith's comment, March 12, 2014 10:26 AM
The difference from this x-ray machine is that they tried to make coherent beams of x-rays that work together to focus on one point instead of just one giant beam.
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South Jersey radiology, diagnostic imaging advancements from Booth Radiology

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Josh Smith's comment, March 6, 2014 12:32 PM
The newest technology in radiology is the Magnetom Verio 3T mri. IT is more comfortable and has high-quality images. It is also easier for physicians to open up files and information.
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The Magnetom Verio has a larger open bore which is very helpful for people that are obese. It is also more comfortable for people that have claustrophobia problems. With this new machine it can take multiply pictures at different positions with out the patients having to change pistion.
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History Of Radiology

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A Brief History of Radiology Radiography and Fluoroscopy Figure Legend: R and F Room completed during the Good Samaritan Hospital Radiology Department renovation 2006. Wilhelm Roentgen discovered x...
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Josh Smith's comment, April 1, 2014 10:17 AM
After just a month of Roentgen showing a picture of his wife's x-ray, doctors in Europe and North America soon had their own x-ray machines. They began taking images looking for bullets,bones and kidney stones. The doctors that first took x-rays were self taught. In 1934 self-taught x-ray users had grown so fast and popular that it became a independent medical specialty. They felt that a specialty board in radiology should be formed to help set standards for the training of x-ray doctors.
Josh Smith's comment, April 1, 2014 10:24 AM
The first MRI image was published in 1973 and the first image of a living animal which was a mouse occurred in 1974. The first human trials began in 1977. MRI is considered fairly new technology in Radiology.
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History of Radiology - British Institute of Radiology

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Josh Smith's comment, March 31, 2014 7:57 AM
In 1918 George Eastman introduced film. Hospitals hardly use film now; instead they use digital and store the pictures on the computer. Most early work with x-rays were done by doctors and the departments. In 1903 doctors were assisted by lay x-ray operators. "Gradually more and more of these lay x-ray operators were appointed, training courses were set up and the Society of Radiographers was formed in 1920"(Thomas).<br>
Josh Smith's comment, March 31, 2014 8:17 AM
In the x-ray department doctors took part in both diagnosis and therapy. In the early 1930s that's when doctors were just appointed with one specific interests, either diagnosis or therapy. In the 1950s x-ray television and image intensifiers were developed to make pictures more clear.
Josh Smith's comment, March 31, 2014 7:56 PM
The first CT scan was invented by Godfrey Hounsfield in 1972. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was very popular in the 1970's and the very first human image occurred in Aberdeen in 1977. Ultrasound began in the 1950s and got popular in the 1960s. These techniques are still very useful today and will continue to be in the future.
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Radiologic Technology News

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Read radiologic technology news, the ASRT's roundup of recent headlines from the world of health care, focusing on news of interest to radiologic technologists.
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Josh Smith's comment, March 14, 2014 10:28 AM
This new MRI exam can take one image every half second which makes it possible to see and bone such as the wrist or ankle moving its joint.
Josh Smith's comment, March 14, 2014 10:29 AM
Before hand the MRI machine would take at least three minutes to take a picture which wasn't fast enough to evaluate whats happening to someone who experiences pain only when they move it.
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'Dark field' X-rays reveal bodies in new detail - tech - 21 January 2008 - New Scientist

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A set of simple silicon filters could dramatically improve the quality of X-ray images produced in hospitals and airport checkpoints
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Josh Smith's comment, March 13, 2014 10:33 AM
Dark-field microscopy improves images by using scattered light. This is found by ignoring the conventional x-rays passing through and object and just collecting the data that scatter off instead. This has been developed by a silicon filter that ignores objects that pass straight through and collects the rays that bent a tiny angle which is the result of scattering.
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Christian Hospital > Medical Services > Imaging Services > Diagnostic Services > Portable X-ray Machine

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Josh Smith's comment, March 7, 2014 10:27 AM
The x-ray machine is now portable. This new machine is faster than ever and has the ability to be paperless. After taking pictures it show up on the screen in less than seconds. It also emits less than 30-50 percent lower radiation so it is healthier for the human body.
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X Ray Imaging Services at 3T Imaging - Imaging Centers of Morton Grove Illinois - MRI CT Ultrasound X-Ray

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Josh Smith's comment, March 12, 2014 9:29 AM
3T imaging helps x-rays produce better quality images of the bones. X-rays can take many pictures of the human body. They can take pictures of your hand,wrist,finger,ribs,clavicle,humerus,Elbow,Forearm,toes and many more. Taking x-rays is a painless exam which you will feel no radiation at all.