Imaging

Introduction to X-ray technology

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Published on January 16, 2020
<p>The probably most well-known early X-ray image shows the hand of Röntgen’s wife Bertha (see below). Today, hand images look like this (above).<br><i>Courtesy of Radiologie Praxis im Dürerhof, Bayreuth, Germany</i></p>
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&ldquo;R&ouml;ntgen must have gone mad&rdquo;