On November 8, 1895, Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen, a German physicist, produced and detected electromagnetic radiations and named them X-Ray (X standing for unknown). By accident, he discovered the possibility of using this electromagnetic radiation to create images. This achievement made Röntgen commendable for the first Nobel Prize in Physics in 1901.
This discovery made it possible to see the inner structure of the body without cutting into the flesh. Today X-Rays are a valuable tool used in medicine as a diagnostic device.
Since 1979, the American Society of Radiologic Technologists sponsors the National Radiology Technology week to promote the important role that medical imaging and radiation therapy professionals play in providing excellent and efficient health care.
Florida National University joins the initiative of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists and salutes all those medical imaging and radiation therapy professionals. We also thankfully appreciate their assistance to our students in completing the training process by providing them with support and guidance during their clinical rotations.
Dr. Loreto Almonte
Allied Health Division Head
Florida National University