A to Z Challenge- People, Qualities or Things that inspired me – X

For Letter X, my choice is X-Ray

Most of us have had an X-ray done for something or the other.

On November 8, 1895, physicist Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen becomes the first person to observe X-rays, a significant scientific advancement that would ultimately benefit a variety of fields, most of all medicine, by making the invisible visible.

Röntgen’s discovery was labeled a medical miracle and X-rays soon became an important diagnostic tool in medicine, allowing doctors to see inside the human body for the first time without surgery. In 1897, X-rays were first used on a military battlefield, during the Balkan War, to find bullets and broken bones inside patients. Though X-rays are very helpful in many diagnostic procedures, they carry the risk of skin damage, burns, and cancer.

Science has progressed a lot since those early days, and many new procedures are now in practice for diagnosis, but a simple X-ray is still the most simple and useful tool in diagnosing bone fractures, deformities, and other abnormalities. As a med student, I realize how vital this tool is even now.




36 thoughts on “A to Z Challenge- People, Qualities or Things that inspired me – X

  1. Sadje, I didn’t realize you were a med student. Last time I went to the dentist the technology is fabulous. Bite wings on the screen instantly, which is not super new, but now they take pictures of your mouth with a pencil-sized device, and can make a whole mouth digital model to use to create a crown, or invisiline braces. It’s amazing.

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    1. Indeed, the innovations in med field are amazing. I was a med student till I got married three quarters of the way through. Never got back to school but what knowledge I gained is very useful.

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  2. This is really about X-rays! Love it. I’ve seen the new Xray machines that are all 3D and stuff, it’s crazy cool!

    I love letter X posts! Always such variety.
    It’s hard to believe the alphabet part of the blogging challenge is over for 2021. Down to the after survey, reflections, and the “road trip” sign-up.
    Plus, I’m taking part in the Bout of Books read-a-thon in May. So much excitement!
    J Lenni Dorner (he/him 👨🏽 or 🧑🏽 they/them) ~ Co-host of the #AtoZchallenge, OperationAwesome6 Debut Author Interviewer, Reference& Speculative Fiction Author

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