The history of Radiation Therapy

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In History
  • Discovery of X-rays

    Discovery of X-rays
    William Roentgen discovered X-rays in 1895 while cathode rays in a gas discharge tube. He observed that another type of radiation was produced that could be detected outside the tube. The radiation could penetrate opaque substances, produce fluorescence, blacken a photographic plate and ionize a gas. He named this new radiation as X-rays
  • Discovery ofRadioactive element

     Discovery ofRadioactive element
    Bequerel's doctoral students Marie Curie with her husband Pierre Curie showed that Bequerel rays could be measured using ionizing techniques and radiation intensity is directly proportional to the amount of Uranium in a substance.They also isolated the first known radioactive element Radium in 1898