The History of Radiology

Hardcover | June 10, 2013

byAdrian M. K. Thomas, Arpan K. Banerjee

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In 1890, Professor Arthur Willis Goodspeed, a professor of physics at Pennsylvania USA was working with an English born photographer, William N Jennings, when they accidentally produced a Rontgen Ray picture. Unfortunately, the significance of their findings were overlooked, and the formaldiscovery of X-rays was credited to Wilhelm Roentgen in 1895. The discovery has since transformed the practice of medicine, and over the course of the past 130 years, the development of new radiological techniques has continued to grow. The impact has been seen in virtually every hospital in the world, from the routine use of Ultrasound for pregnancy scans,through to the diagnosis of complex medical issues such as brain tumours. More subtly, X-rays were also used in the discovery of DNA and in military combat, and their social influence through popular culture can be seen in cartoons, books, movies and art.Written by two radiologists who have a passion for the history of their field, The History of Radiology is a beautifully illustrated review of the remarkable developments within radiology and the scientists and pioneers who were involved. This engaging and authoritative history will appeal to a wideaudience including medical students studying for the Diploma in the History of Medicine of the Society of Apothecaries (DHMSA), doctors, medical physicists, medical historians and radiographers.

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In 1890, Professor Arthur Willis Goodspeed, a professor of physics at Pennsylvania USA was working with an English born photographer, William N Jennings, when they accidentally produced a Rontgen Ray picture. Unfortunately, the significance of their findings were overlooked, and the formaldiscovery of X-rays was credited to Wilhelm Roe...

Professor Adrian M. K. Thomas has been interested in history since his school days when he was taught by the author Glen Petrie. As an undergraduate at University College London he was privileged to study under Edwin Clarke, Jonathan Miller and Bill Bynum. After entering radiology he was a founder member of the British Society for the ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.01 inPublished:June 10, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199639973

ISBN - 13:9780199639977

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1. Wilhelm Rontgen and the discovery2. Early radiology3. Military radiology4. Radiology and popular culture5. Classical radiology6. Computed tomographic (CT) scanning7. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)8. Ultrasound9. Digital imaging and picture archiving and communication systems (PACS)10. Interventional radiology11. A history of mammography12. Nuclear medicine and radioactivity: from nuclear biology to molecular imaging13. Review and the futureAppendix 1: Early British radiology journalsAppendix 2: Early British radiology societiesAppendix 3: Annotated bibliography and reading list