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19th century X-ray machine compared with modern version

This is pretty cool: an X-ray machine from 1896 has been dusted off and tested to compare its results with modern technology.

The team accordingly found that using a modern detector, a radiation dose 10 times higher was required from the antiquated system when compared to a modern one.

Using a photographic plate and the same imaging conditions Hoffmans and van Kleef used, a dose 1,500 times higher was required.

What is more, the X-rays exited the machine over a broad area, leading to blurry images.

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Story: BBC News | Photo: BBC News, RSNA

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