Wednesday, March 23, 2011

X-ray machine from 1896 compared to modern version

I came across this article and thought it was interesting to compare radiographs from a machine over 100 years old! MJ

Scientists have dusted off X-ray equipment dating from shortly after the discovery of the rays in 1895, in order to put it through its paces.
Researchers from the same Dutch town where the system was originally built used it to produce striking images that belie its simplicity and age.
The team said the images required a radiation dose to the subject some 1,500 times higher than a modern X-ray.
Details of the research were published reported in the journal Radiology.

Read the rest on the BBC website.

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