History of radiology

Dr Craig Hacking and A.Prof Frank Gaillard et al.

The history of clinical radiology can be traced back to Wilhelm Roentgen taking the first x-ray of his wife's hand in 1895, producing the now famous image. 

Since then there have been many milestones and individual contributions which have built up the various modalities and techniques currently being performed in diagnostic imaging departments around the world. Below are some notable individuals and dates including classic text books. 

History of Radiology
  • history of radiology
    • 1895: Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen detects X-rays and takes first x-ray
    • 1896: Antoine Henri Becquerel discovers radioactivity
    • 1896: Thomas Alva Edison invents the first commercially available fluoroscope
    • 1913: Albert Salomon commences research leading to mammography
    • 1927: Egas Moniz develops cerebral angiography
    • 1934: Frederic and Irene Joliot-Curie artificially produce radioisotopes
    • 1936: John Lawrence uses phosphorus-32 to treat leukaemia
    • 1950s: David E. Kuhl invents Positron Emission Tomography (PET)
    • 1953: Sven-Ivar Seldinger develops the Seldinger technique
    • 1957: Ian Donald invents ultrasound
    • 1964: Charles Dotter introduces image-guided intervention
    • 1965: Benjamin Felson publishes Felson's Principles of Chest Roentgenology
    • 1972: Godfrey Hounsfield and Allan M. Cormack invent the CT scanner
    • 1977: Raymond Vahan Damadian builds the first commercial MRI scanner
    • 2005: Frank Gaillard creates Radiopaedia.org :) 
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