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: 21 Feb 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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British Radiology vehicles
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The first ever motorised ambulances to transport the wounded were used in the First World War. This was initiated on 12 September 1914 after a small meeting held at the Royal Automobile Club. A few members offered to place their cars at the disposal of the British Red Cross.
Ambulances convoys :It became widely recognized that it was necessary to use motor ambulances as opposed to horse ambulances in France and Belgium for the evacuation of the sick and wounded from the Front to bases. By 20 October 1914, 120 ambulances were working in France at the disposal of the Joint War Committee of the Red Cross and Order of St John.The chassis of Ford T were used and adapted for X-ray materiel .Some of them where transformed under the name of Major Walter’s Motor Wagon X-Ray equipment.

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