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When did radiology become its own branch of medicine?

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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 53 years experience
About 1934.: 1895 Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen discovered medical xrays. 1934 - Henry Pancoast became the founding president of the American Board of Radiology.
Dr. David Dinhofer
Radiology 42 years experience
100 years ago: x-rays were discovered in the late 1800's. It became its own specialty because of the adverse reactions to radiation exposure.

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