Did you know that a week after Wilhelm Roentgen discovered the x ray, he took an x ray photo of his wife’s hand, which revealed the wedding ring and her bones? X rays have become an extremely important part of medical technology, as they allow physicians and other medical experts to see inside people’s bodies, allowing for diagnosis of broken bones and other potential health risks like cancer.
However, x rays produce, radiation, and as such x ray accessories like lead glasses and lead aprons have to be worn when exposed to the direct x rays. Initially, radiographs were known as roentgenograms, named after the famous William Roentgen. The world of x rays has developed greatly since Roentgen’s time, as many radiographers often do mammography, ultrasounds, nuclear medicine and magnetic resonance imagine as well