Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen
Born in 1845, Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen revolutionised clinical diagnostics and cleared the way for many of today’s technological applications. In 1895, he discovered the so called X-rays or Röntgen rays. Stating that he wanted mankind to benefit from his discovery, Röntgen refused to take out any patents. This did not only earn him the first Nobel Prize in Physics (1901) but also assured that his name would be well known almost 100 years after his death.
Today, you can visit his memorial site in Würzburg, Germany. Find out more about the founder of Radiology by following the InSite Deutsches Röntgen-Museum now.
During the ECR, Andrea G. Rockall from London will honor his heritage with her presentation on „Imaging the invisible killer: towards personalisation of ovarian cancer care“.