From fractures to tumors
Discovered in 1895 by professor Wilhelm Röntgen, X-radiation (or X-rays as we call it today) help doctors see the inner workings of the human body. It became possible to detect tumors, identify fractures in bones, and find swallowed items. Dentistry, pediatrics, oncology, and even veterinary fields all benefit from the discovery of the imaging capabilities of X-ray. X-rays are now saved digitally on to computers, allowing them to be viewed on-screen within minutes.
X-rays have become so common place, that we may take them for granted, but that doesn't mean they are any less important. Since they serve so many purposes, it's important that your X-ray machine is always working.