How has radiology changed over the years

Development in X-ray technology

Developments in X-ray technology -
from the discovery of X-rays
up to modern times

The conventional one
X-ray from 2000 to the present day

Since the beginning of the new century, techniques and specifications that are directly related to the actual X-ray examination have become more and more established. Digital recording of the X-ray image has become a standard procedure in the radiological field. Along with this development, the workflow in a radiological practice is also constantly changing. Whereas in the past primarily analogue media was used, today's examinations, from patient admission to diagnosis, are carried out with the help of digital techniques.

Determining for this period is the development of invasive possibilities using catheters and computerization from 1965, which opened up completely new possibilities for radiology (computed tomography, digital subtraction angiography, magnetic resonance tomography). The possibilities of conventional radiology have largely been explored and exhausted. . Further digitization will be interesting in the coming years. In the future, it will be possible to largely do without the classic X-ray film.

During this time, the technology that has now become established is constantly being further developed and refined. The possible uses are constantly being expanded and refined. The development of the first contrast media allows the diagnosis of previously inaccessible organs of the human body.

The beginnings of X-rays - during this period the amazement at the new technology and the first research into the areas of application is predominant. Little or nothing is known about the risks associated with the use of X-rays.