Radiology

Events

Radiology

1895

Medical radiology has now existed for over a century. It all started in 1895 when Wilhelm Röntgen discovered x-rays

X-Rays

1903

Most of the early x-ray work was performed by doctors and the departments were often combined with electro-therapeutic departments. However, from about 1903 lay x-ray operators were appointed as assistants.

Radiographs

1918

The radiographs were initially made onto glass photographic plates; George Eastman introduced film in 1918.

X-Ray jobs

1920

Gradually more and more of these lay x-ray operators were appointed, training courses were set up and the Society of Radiographers was formed in 1920.

Image Intensifier & X-Ray Television

1950

In the 1950s came the development of the image intensifier and x-ray television.

Ultrasounds

1950

Ultrasound started in the 1950s and gained popularity in the 1960s.

"Real time" Ultrasound

1970

“Real-time” ultrasound machines were introduced in the late 1970s

CT Scanning

1972

The principles of CT scanning were invented by Godfrey Hounsfield and the first CT scan was announced in 1972.

Progress for the MRI

1977

Work was progressing on magnetic resonance imaging in the 1970s and the first human image was obtained in Aberdeen in 1977

First MRI body exam

July 3, 1977

On July 3, 1977, the first MRI body exam was performed on a human being (the first human scan was performed by Sir Peter Mansfield's team in Nottingham a year earlier, on fellow author Andrew Maudsley’s finger).