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Wilhelm Roentgen accidentally discovered highly-energetic electromagnetic radiation
Roentgen develops the first radiograph of his wife's hand
After Roentgen’s lecture on X-rays, scientists and physicians across the globe began experimenting using Crookes tubes
A year after the discovery of X-rays. X-ray departments in hospitals were born and developed.
Becqeurel believed that his experiment failed due to an overcast in Paris
Marie Curie a French nuclear physicist and her husband, Pierre Curie, pioneered the study of radiation
Roentgen won the first Nobel Prize in Physics in 1901
Rutherford and Frederick Soddy later explained radioactivity as a spontaneous transmutation of elements.
William D. Coolidge, an American physicist and engineer, improved tungsten filaments which lead to the development of the prototype of modern X-ray tubes.
Marie Curie developed mobile X-ray units termed 'Voiture Radiologique' - Radiological car
X-ray departments were firmly established in nearly all hospitals across the United Kingdom and United States by the end of the 20th century.
The 1970s was known as the 'Golden age' for Radiology
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