Radiology is defined as the study of the internal anatomical structure by using radiation. In the medical field, radiology refers to the department in which your disease is diagnosed and treated by using radiation. These include diagnostic imaging, nuclear medicine, interventional radiology, and radiotherapy. The common imaging modalities are x-rays, computed tomography (CT) scan, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), ultrasound, positron emission tomography (PET) scan, and fluoroscopy.
Radiology has been instrumental in the determination and treatment of an assortment of conditions, for example, fracture of bones, tumors, and cancers, cerebrum injury, coagulated arteries, strokes, ligament, and muscle harm, pneumonic conditions, spinal issues, and a whole lot more.
Radiology has been around for longer than a century. Everything began when Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen found X-beams on 8th Nov 1895. In the wake of working for a considerable length of time in his lab probing the creation of ‘strange rays’, which he alluded to as ‘X’, he asked his wife, Anna Bertha, to loan ‘a hand’, the left one to be exact, which he used to deliver the first X-ray picture. This is currently known as ‘Hand Mit Ringen’. Allegedly she shouted in dread ‘I have seen my demise!’ in the wake of seeing the image. He got his first noble prize in physics after this discovery in 1901.
Antoine Henri Becquerel discovered radioactivity
Sydney Rowland establish the first radiology journal, Archives of Clinical Skiagraphy
John Macintyre opened the world’s first radiology department in Glasgow
Marie Curie published her paper ‘Rays emitted by uranium and thorium compounds’
Mónico Sánchez Moreno invented first portable x-ray machine.
Albert Salomon commences research leading to mammography
Frederic and Irene Joliot-Curie produced radioisotopes artificially
John Lawrence used phosphorus-32 to treat leukemia
Kitty Clark published Clark’s Positioning in Radiography
Robert Egan introduced mammography screening for the first time.
Sven-Ivar Seldinger developed his famous technique
Charles Dotter introduced image-guided intervention radiography
Benjamin Felson published his Principles of Chest Roentgenology
Phosphor stimulated radiography system first used clinically.
Spiral CT introduced
The first direct radiography (DR) system was introduced which was CCD slot-scan system.