Site Brussels: Military Hospital, Bruynstreet 200, 1120 Brussels tel:+32(0)22644097 Fax:+32(0)22644098 (Roadplan)

Site Ghent: Dr. Guislain museum, Jozef Guislainstraat 43, 9000 Ghent (Roadplan)

Het Belgisch Museum voor Radiologie" werd opgericht in 1990. Daartoe werden de gangen van de dienst radiologie van het militair hospitaal in Brussel gebruikt. Volgens een enquête bij 40.000 bezoekers in het “Science Museum” te Londen blijkt dat de belangrijkste ontdekking van de 19e eeuw de radiologie zou zijn! U dient ook te weten dat radiologie in veel andere domeinen buiten de geneeskunde wordt gebruikt. Meer dan 30 Nobelprijswinnaars hebben hun prijzen gewonnen dankzij het gebruik van deze radiologie bij hun baanbrekende onderzoek.
Er zijn wereldwijd echter slechts enkele musea over radiologie.

Last modif: 10 Jan 2018.

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Belgian museum of Radiology

Military Hospital
rue Bruynstraat 200
1120 Brussel - Bruxelles 

Tel: +32(0)22644097

Fax:+32(0)22644098

 

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Objects

O-0007
3 different wedge filters
Object
1980
2000 Technology
2200 Accessories
5200,
Bureau Brussel
Special filters.The usefulness of aluminium filters was already known from March 1896 on! People were surprised to see that any obstacle in the path of X-rays enhanced the sharpness of the shadows. We know today that Al-filters (O-167) remove part of the low energy photons, reducing stray radiation, and so improve image quality and also reduces dose to the patient.Besides these beam filters, there exist a large variety of aluminium compensating filters, designed to improve the quality of the image of objects with high density or thickness variations. The best known and most common is the wedge filter (O-7): the thicker part of the wedge filter part is lined up with the less dense part of the body to be imaged. In that way the dose on the image receptor is more uniform and extreme contrasts are avoided. The greater the angle of the wedge filter, the greater the change in X-ray intensity from one end to the other. This increases readability and reduces eyestrain. A wedge filter is commonly used in example for an anteroposterior (AP) projection of the foot or lateral view of the spine.A through filter performs a similar function, but is designed differently he has a double wedge. Well-known applications are the thorax (standard and tomographic examinations in sagittal projection).(O-134) (O-116) (O-696) or the spine (O-168)Recently aluminium is replaced by transparent leaded PMMA (Plexiglas), making positioning easier. (O-223) (O-313) In theory every type of compensation for specific anatomical region is possible. (O-359)

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