This presentation is about the growing prevalence and use of x-rays in the field during WW2. There are some cool x-ray pictures included from the time period. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did researching it. Thank you for checking it out!
April 20, 2022
WW2 Field X-ray Imaging
- Tamara DePottey
- April 20, 2022
- Teagan Norman
- History, Radiologic Technology, slideshow+audio
April 26, 2022 — 3:40 pm
This topic is so interesting! I didn’t really know anything about WW2 xrays. The old xray car is so cool! And I’ve never seen gangrene on an x-ray. Great job! I learned a lot!
April 26, 2022 — 4:09 pm
Very interesting topic. It is amazing how far technology has advanced today in mobile imaging and yet it is so similar to the initial portable x-ray imaging back in WWI & WWII. It is neat to see the old equipment and learn the story behind how a diagnosis became possible out in the field during the war. Great job Teagan!
April 27, 2022 — 8:29 pm
Hi Teagan! I think your topic is super interesting. I like that you added images of the equipment during this time, it’s crazy to see how far technology has come since then! I also like that you added that they used the same image receptor sizes as us. Great job presenting this!
April 28, 2022 — 8:23 pm
Great presentation, Teagan! This was so informative and really put into perspective how far back x-ray technology goes! I really liked how you shed light on Marie Curie’s involvement with WW2 x-ray’s and it really shed light on how incredible and smart she was. Her idea of a portable car x-ray station was ingenious and seems like technology beyond that time. I thought it was awesome how that alone led to the advancement of portable x-ray’s. It makes sense why they would need x-ray’s because foreign bodies are a huge probability during war and there is no better way to localize foreign bodies than with x-ray. I really liked how you included the pelvis x-ray of the WW2 Veteran and wonder how could he not realize he had a bullet in him. I also liked the statement about the same IR sized being used back then because it shows some things do not change.
April 29, 2022 — 12:20 pm
I loved this Teagan! This just scratches the surface in my understanding on why you find radiology so interesting. History like this makes the career worth while. I am so glad you asked me to watch this. My favorite was about Marie curie. I feel like we all know who she is but not to the extent of her range of accomplishments and this just highlighted that. Great presentation!
May 1, 2022 — 1:50 pm
I really enjoyed listening to your presentation! It’s really interesting to see how different time periods have utilized x-rays to further diagnose patients. I thought the images you included were really interesting and went along with your topic of interest nicely! Lastly, I didn’t know that they used the same size IR’s that we have been using in class! That’s pretty neat!! Great job! 🙂
May 1, 2022 — 7:59 pm
Hi! Great presentation, very informative. I didn’t know x-rays were used in the second world war to help diagnose war injuries. I think it’s so cool how marie curie created the mobile x-rays and actually trained the people to run them.
May 1, 2022 — 10:07 pm
I think it is so interesting that she was able to convert cars into mobile x-ray units and teach woman how to use them. I wonder if there are any of these units still around anywhere today. I like that you included facts about the tuberculosis screening and the image receptor sizes. Medicine has come such a long way and now screening can be done through a simple blood test. I think it’s really cool that they used the same image receptor sizes that we use now! But it makes sense since body part sizes haven’t changed.