"I didn't think, I investigated" - with these words in 1895, Wilhelm Roentgen acknowledged the discovery of a major landmark in modern life: the x-ray. The x-ray emerged from the laboratory and into widespread use in a startlingly brief leap. Within a year of its discovery, the use of x-rays in diagnosis and therapy was an established part of the medical scene. Further progress led to the development of advanced medical imaging technology including ultrasound, CAT, MRI, SPECT and PET. The x-ray's discovery, its societal impact and the further progress of medical imaging are the subjects of "Milestone in Medical Imaging: From X-Ray to Nuclear Medicine," a new exhibition at the International Museum of Surgical Science.
Sponsorship for the exhibit "Milestones in Medical Imaging" has been generously provided by Florida N. Adelstein in loving memory of husband, Dr. Leo J. Adelstein, Neurosurgeon, the American Healthcare Radiology Administrators, Ethicon Endo-Surgery, FONAR Corporation, Hermes Medical Solutions, Illinois State Society of Radiologic Technologists, Radiological Society of North America, the Society of Nuclear Medicine, and Siemens Medical Solutions. This project is partially supported by a CityArts Program 2 grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.