Stroke – A condition that affects us all
For millennia, humans were powerless to do anything about a stroke. Indeed, effective treatments didn’t emerge until the 1990s. Discover how rapid advances over recent decades have transformed the diagnosis and treatment of strokes.
Reinforcements for surgeons – X-rays in the operating room
Our article explains what radiologists and moles have in common, and why the atmosphere in operating rooms could be explosive in the early days of X-ray technology.
The story of a very special tube
We presented our tube manufacturers in Rudolstadt with a challenge: This facility – which normally produces modern, high-performance tubes – was tasked with reconstructing our first X-ray tube from 1896. Explore How our colleagues brought a 125-year-old X-ray tube back to life!
On the way to the moon
If you took all of the digital data generated in the healthcare industry up to 2020 and loaded it onto tablets: How tall would the stack be? Explore the history of digitalization in medical technology!
“Röntgen must have gone mad!”
On November 8, 1895, Röntgen turned the world of medicine upside down. At first, many colleagues dismissed his discovery as the trick of a practical joker. Immerse yourself in the fascinating story of how X-rays were discovered!
Probably the most pleasing correspondence in the company’s history
The sender: Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen. The subject: X-ray tubes. Curious? Find out more about the early days of X-ray technology at Siemens Healthineers!
As early as possible
In 1963, a general practitioner from New York starts a huge logistical adventure surrounded by ice-cream trucks and sandwich vendors – and thus making the radiologist “a potential savior of women”. Explore how Philip Strax influenced the history of mammography.
Matters of the Heart - Examining the heart using X-ray technology
For millennia, the heart was a mystery and even with X-ray technology it was difficult to examine the organ. Find out how it became possible, nonetheless, to visualize the heart down to the last detail.
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.
A Gentleman´s Crazy Idea
How did a bacon slicer become the inspiration for a new type of 3D X-ray machine? What does this have to do with a record company? The history of computed tomography is full of surprises – read more here.
Photography, film, and X-ray technology
How can X-ray images be shown in three dimensions? You will be surprised by the methods from the world of photography and film that have provided our developers with inspiration over the last 125 years.
Our Brain – One of the Biggest Challenges for X-ray Technology
For thousands of years, the 1.4 kilograms of mass inside our skulls 1.4 remained a huge mystery to physicians and philosophers alike. Today, with the help of X-ray imaging we are able to reveal even the tiniest details of the brain’s structure. How did this become possible?
Light and Shadow - How we learned to rein in the risks of X-rays
The harmful effects of X-rays were recognized shortly after their discovery, but radiation protection measures were soon developed.
The battle against cancer
Shortly after the discovery of the X-rays, their therapeutic potential is also recognized. This opens up unprecedented opportunities, especially in the fight against cancer. Learn how X-rays became a form of treatment.
A Lifesaver in a Plastic Cup
Although lives depend on them, they do their job entirely unnoticed: Today’s cardiac pacemakers are generally only slightly larger than a two-euro coin, weigh just a few grams, and are implanted in the patient’s chest wall. Until relatively recently, however, matters were very different.