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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Pentascope (N.V. optische industrie "De Oude Delft")
2000 Technology
2240 Films
Bureau Brussel
The Pentascope serves for studying photofluorographs on 70 mm single film and rollfilm. A movable lens permits magnified viewing.The Pentascope has an opalescent glass plate wich can take either five pictures of a roll-film or five single pictures. The latter can be inserted in the recesses provided for.The spooling device on both ends can take filmspools with a capacity of up to 100 feet.The Pentascope can be used either in horizontal position on a table, or on the wall. It is equipped with a 15 W fluorescent tube normal switch gear 220V, 50 c/s.Nett weight of Pentascope : 5 kg.The Trioscope (a later version) has been designed for 100 x 100 mm photofluorographs. A large movable lens permits simultaneous magnified reading by several persons. The viewing angle of the Trioscope is adjustable. In oder to prevent dazzling of the eyes two slides are incorporated. Two containers are provided on the top of the wooden cabinet. The Trioscope is supplied for use in a horizontal position.More see also o-16 and o-17

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