Evolution of Radiologic Technology

Events

Invention of the X-Ray

November 8, 1895

Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen takes the first x-ray of his wife's hand.

First commercially available fluoroscope

1896

The first commercially available fluoroscope was invented by Thomas Alva Edison.

Discovery of Radioactivity

1896

Henri Becquerel discovers radioactivity.

Röntgen wins Noble Peace Prize

1901

Röntgen wins the Noble Peace Prize in Physics for his discovery of the x-ray.

First English book on Chest Radiography published

1905

Hot cathode tube invented

1913

Dr. William Coolidge invents the hot cathode tube.

Breast research leading to mammography begins

1913

Dr. Albert Salomon begins research on x-rayed cadaver breasts leading to mammography.

Von Laue wins Noble Peace Prize

1914

Max Von Laue wins the Noble Peace Prize for discovering the crystal structures derived from x-ray diffraction.

Radiographic film introduced

1918

Eastman Kodak introduces the first radiographic film

The first society for Radiological Technicians founded

1920

Eddy J. Jerman founds the American Association of Radiologic Technicians (AART) which is today know as the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT).

Siegbahn wins Noble Peace Prize

1924

Swedish physicist, Karl Manne Georg Siegbahn, won the Noble Peace Prize for his "discoveries and research in the field of x-ray spectroscopy".

Cerebral Angiography developed

1927

Portuguese neurologist Egas Moniz develops cerebral angiography.