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)

The Belgian Museum of Radiology was established in 1990 in the corridors of the radiology department of the military hospital in Brussels. According to a survey conducted in "Science Museum" in London with 40,000 visitors , it seems that the most important discovery of the 19th century is radiology ! Remember also that radiology is used in many fields different from medicine . It is a fact that due to  to the radiology, more than 30 Nobel Laureates have gained their prizes with the practical implementation of this technology. In the world, museums of radiology are rather rare.

In 1997, our section of neuroradiology was transferred to the Museum of Psychiatry "Dr. Guislain" in Ghent.

Currently we have a site in Brussels and another in Ghent. Guided tours are availble in both locations (on demand)!

A nonprofit association , called ASKLEPIOS, supports activities whom are organized on regular periods by museum volunteers. 2015 was the  year  of 25th anniversary of our museum. We wish you an instructive visit to this site because you are the best ambassador to promote the museum. We count on you to join our organisation. We are looking forward te hear from you!

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




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Didactical chain of an X-ray image intensifier.
2000 Technology
2330 Image Intensification
Bureau Brussel
The element necessary to get a High-resolution Video image are mounted with, in the first place the X-ray tube. The patient took place between the tube and a High Resolution X-ray Image Intensifier tube. On the output of this intensifier, an optical lens adapt the image to a system designate for the distribution to the photographic or other printer support. With the next stage the image goes through a lens, to be picked up by a High Resolution TV camera. Finally a Video signal is coming out of this chain.• X-ray tube (1) : Because of the necessity to perform long Scopy sequence and also rapid X-ray pictures series, the tube must be of a “High Thermal capacity” type.• Patient Position (2) • Image Intensifier (I.I.) (3) : His roll is to convert X-ray that have passed through the patient, and received on a large input screen, into a lighted, visible, image concentrated on a small output screen • Optical Lens I (4): Used as an interface between the small output screen of the I.I.and the Image Distributor. The last generation is made by “Optical Fibreglass”• Image Distributor (5): The image can be distributed to, maximum, 3 recording devices fixed on his peripheral.A permanent monitoring to a TV camera is possible trough a semi-transparent rotative mirror.• Optical Lens II (6): Used as interface between the Image Distributor and the Medical TV Camera. The last generation is made by a single Optical Fibreglass lens in front of the TV Camera.• High Resolution TV Camera (7): The picture tube is from Vidicon or Plumbicon type. Authorize the monitoring of the image on a Medical Television chain.

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