X-ray Machines and Digital Radiography


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X-ray Machines and Digital Radiography
10101031030300 X-ray Machines and Digital RadiographyX-rays were discovered by the German physicist Wilhelm Konrad Röntgen in November 1895. He called the 'new kind of ray' or X-rays, X for the unknown. With these new rays, he could make a photograph of his wife's hand—showing the bones and her wedding ring. Soon afterwards, their usefulness to visualize the internal anatomy of humans was established. Today, imaging with X-rays is perhaps the most commonly used diagnostic tool with the medical profession, and the techniques from a simple chest radiography to a digital subtraction angiography or computer tomography depend on the use of X-rays.
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Dr R.S. Khandpur: HANDBOOK OF BIOMEDICAL INSTRUMENTATION, THIRD EDITION. X-ray Machines and Digital Radiography, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2014), AccessEngineering Export