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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3 different wedge filters
2000 Technology
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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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