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The Invention of X-rays

Research report of Mr. Stumpf Engineering/CAD class, period 1&2.

Verketa Bracero

on 7 November 2012

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Transcript of The Invention of X-rays

The wonderful Invention of X-Rays Nov. 8th 1895 The German Physicist Wilhelm Roentgen accidental discovered X-rays in his lab. While he were working with a cathode tube he passed highly charged currents through it after empting all air from the tube and filling it with a special gas. He noticed that images were cast from his cathode ray generator that were far beyond its range it could reach. This projection were not deflected by any magnetic fields either, but also penetrated through various kinds of matter. By: Verketa Bracero
Per. 1&2 A little tinkering happens... Wilhelm places many objects infront of the beam to see what happens. The ray penetrated through almost all objects except lead. Then he tries his own hand to see... The bones of his fingers projected onto the wall behind the ray. What a Glorious Discovery! High energy radiation Short wavelength (3x10^16 Hz to 3x10^19 Hz) High in frequency with a charge of -120 eV to 120 KeV Doctors began to utilize this new phenomena in their patients to better treat problems. A week after his discovery, Rontgen took an X-ray photograph of his wife's hand which clearly revealed her wedding ring and her bones. They could now clearly see where they needed to operate without having to open the patient and going in blindly. Especially for those freak accidents that happen such as... Medical Phenomenas
The toddler accidentally fell on his parents' keys while playing, with one penetrating his brain. Surgical instrument forgotten in a patient during surgery. Nail gun went off aimed at the head of one of the builders. Surprisingly, he then managed to survive and successfully recovered. In China, a man using a pair of small scissors for a toothpick accidentally swallows them at a joke his friend told. A man complaining of a toothache goes to the dentist to discover he’d fired the nail into himself with a high-power gun without realizing it. A mugging in France left the 14y/o with a 6" knife in his skull. A construction worker gets impaled with a large drill bit on the job, miracously he survives after a 14hour surgery. Woman accidentally swallows a fork during her dinner. Cancer Treatments with X-rays Tip This is a huge mountain Radiotherapy comes into play by controlling the cell growth; it does this by aiming a direct beam onto the patient’s body that begins to kill off the growing cells. Radiotherapy CT Scans External Beam Radiation External Beam Radiation as well as Particle Therapy helps to control the growth of the cancerous cells in the body as well. CT scans are used to spot the tumor(s) or abnormal intrusions within the body and let the doctor know which locations they need to start treatment. Without X-rays, the would have been in a darker time of development in history with slow progression into the future. The amazing discovery of X-rays has benefitted the world with such a wide range of uses. Remarkable in its uses to detect problems that humans would have never caught. Potential Benefits must always outweigh the injuries. You and your doctor must come to the conclusion that an x-ray would benefit you more than the exposure does harm. The potential injuries include cancer, damage to the sex cells and, if you are pregnant, damage to the unborn baby. The more radiation to which the body is exposed, the greater the risk. Radiation Exposure from X-rays Lead aprons help to prevent X-ray exposure to un-needed parts of the body. These protect vital organs, reproductive cells, and soft tissues in the body from being damaged. Lead is one of the only impenetrable materials to X-rays. In serious exposure harm, parts of the exposed must be amputated to protect the rest of the body from radiation harm. Although with modern techniques the X-ray dose is reduced, avoid having routine screening X-rays too often. They should be taken in specific instances, such as screening for breast cancer. Battling Cancer!
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