The probably most well-known early X-ray image shows the hand of Röntgen’s wife Bertha (see below). Today, hand images look like this (above).
Courtesy of Radiologie Praxis im Dürerhof, Bayreuth, Germany
2020 marks the 125th anniversary of the discovery of X-rays. In a monthly series, we look at their many applications – from a historical and current perspective. And we shed light on unusual procedures, the latest research projects, and future developments. The series starts with the introduction of the technology and its use.