X-ray tube

125 years since the discovery of X-rays

It’s now 125 years since Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen first discovered X-rays and changed the world as we know it. We have been there from the very beginning and continue to shape the development of X-ray technology through our numerous innovations. Today, over 240,000 patients across the globe come into contact with our products every hour.

Immerse yourself in the fascinating history of this technology and Siemens Healthineers!


Illustration of the Teleview system, 1922

A plumber for blood vessels: “If a plumber can do it to pipes, we can do it to blood vessels.” – That was the motto of radiologist Charles Dotter. His “beautifully made” catheters would change medicine forever.


Prototyp first CT Scanner

A long pipeline?! Our body is crisscrossed with a complex network of arteries, veins, and fine capillaries. On average, the total length of all our blood vessels put together is equal to …


Multix Impact Hand

Would you like to know more about the current applications of X-ray technology? We shed light on unusual procedures, the latest research projects, and future developments in a monthly series.


Timeline x-rays Siemens Healthineers

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