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X-Rays
Updated: 3/10/2019
X-Rays
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  • Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen was a German mechanical and physical engineer who was born on March 27, 1845, he produced electromagnetic radiation at the wavelengths corresponding to what are now called X-rays.
  • In 1895, the scientist was in his laboratory working with Hittorff-Crookes tubes to analyze the cathode rays and the violet-colored fluorescence they emitted when they bounced off the tubes.
  • One afternoon, Röentgen saw a light of a yellow-green color coming from the light that came out of the tube and ended up impacted in a bottle of barium salts that were several meters away.
  • What happened?
  • He used his wife to discover the so-called X-Rays
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  • He exposed one of his wife's hands for a time to the radiation emitted by that tube, placing a photographic plate under the extremity. On that occasion, Wilhelm obtained the first radiography.
  • The use of x-rays has revolutionized the practice of medicine.Thanks to radiology it has been easier to diagnose a pneumonia or a fracture, to be able to detect an ulcer in the stomach, to know the state of the arteries after suffering a myocardial infarction or to know the state of the kidneys, bladder of urine and urinary tract in a child who has had several urine infections.
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