Biological Effects of Radiation

On November 8, 1895, at the University of Wurzburg, Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen (1845–1923) was studying various physical phenomena and observed a glowing fluorescent screen in his laboratory. Studying cathode rays from an evacuated glass tube, Roentgen surmised that the fluorescence was from invisible rays originating from within the tube. The rays penetrated some opaque black paper wrapped around the tube. While considering this mystery, Roentgen realized the discovery of penetrating radiation, named “X-rays” because of its mysterious nature. This momentous event had an enormous and immediate impact on the fields of physics and medicine.


Thyroid Cancer Relative Biological Effectiveness Cell Survival Curve Acute Radiation Syndrome Hereditary Effect 
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