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2011-03-16 11:25:20

Just how effective were X-ray machines from a century ago? To find out, technicians have cranked up an aging imaging machine from 1896 to test exactly how it compares to modern technology. Details of the research were published reported in the journal Radiology, BBC News reports. So what were the results? Researchers claim striking images were produced despite the primitive nature of the equipment. Using a photographic plate and the same imaging conditions a dose of X-rays 1,500 times...