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History Of Nuclear Medicine
History of Nuclear Medicine

History Timeline

The Atomic Age, one of history's most important events, took centuries to arrive, as events in science and international affairs evolved. The Atomic Theory, a cornerstone of modern science, was proposed by an early Greek thinker, Democritus. He suggested that everything in the universe was made up of particles so tiny that nothing smaller could exist.

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Early days in the Evolution of Radioisotope imaging in the UK 1950 - 1970

Professor Emeritus, Institute of Cancer Research, Sutton, Surrey Hon. Consultant Hammersmith and the Royal Sussex County Hospitals.

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The Discovery of Radiation

BBC4 In Our Time - The Discovery of Radiation. Link to podcast at

The Belgium Radiology Museum

The museum collection at the Military Hospital of Brussels consists of posters and photos which reveal the secrets of radiology. The visit provides a unique opportunity to learn about the history of radiology from the early days of the x-ray pioneers until today’s most recent medical applications such as ultrasound and computed tomography. Last but not least the visitor will also be introduced to a variety of non-medical radiological applications in the area of palaeontology, fine arts, philately, ballistics…


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