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The founder of X-rays compared with the descendants of

The founder of X-rays compared with the descendants of

A team led by Gerrit Kemerink of Maastricht University Medical Center, the Netherlands, compared the X-ray machine in 1895 with modern and found that the amount of radiation to which man is exposed during the scanning of the old machine in 1.5 thousand times greater than during a scan today, reports BBC News. The findings are published in the journal Radiology.

The first X-ray machine was developed by the director of HJ Hoffmans and Lambertus Theodorus van Kleef, director of the hospital in Maastricht. After Wilhelm Roentgen discovered X-rays and published a report on his findings, and van Kleef Hoffmans built a device from the parts were in school and used it to experiment, producing an image of anatomy of people. From the moment the car stopped using, it was stored in the warehouse and was ejected from there only last year for filming in the historical transmission. Scientists decided to make a comparison of the first machine with those used today. However, to not risk the health of the subjects, as the experimental facility used corpse. The image of an old car was more diffuse compared to modern vehicles.

 

However, modern machines are far from ideal. How do I find employees Duke University, United States, conventional X-rays are unable to identify a third fractures of the femur and pelvic bones, so that the use of standard X-ray exclusively may lead to incorrect diagnoses and lawsuits from patients.

The researchers tested the results of 92 patients radiographic, using a more detailed scan (MRI) revealed a previously undetected 35 fractures. Researchers recommend use along with the X-ray MRI, if the doctors there even the slightest suspicion, especially when examining patients with brittle bones and the elderly.

As for radiation, and in this respect, modern devices, though better than their forefathers, but still not 100% secure. Scientists from the University of California, San Francisco, USA, warned that full-body scanners that are soon to be used in all U.S. airports, can be unsafe.

"They say that the risk is minimal, but still someone might get skin cancer after the passage of the scan. The impact of X-rays can not be positive. We know that they are dangerous, but the airports have a lot of people who are so eager to fly, they would risk their lives, "- said Dr. Michael Love, the head of the X-ray laboratory at the Department of Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry at the Johns Hopkins University school of medicine, USA.

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