Seeing the Future

X-rays have come a long way. Today’s focused radiation beams obliterate cancer, improving outlooks for people throughout the Inland Northwest.

In 1895, when Bertha Roentgen’s husband, Wilhelm, discovered that electromagnetic rays could pass through human tissue, he opened up a new world for modern medicine. Over the years, these “X-rays” were harnessed to give health care providers a look inside the body without surgery—to diagnose broken bones, arthritis, pneumonia, emphysema, ulcers, tumors, cancer and more.

Read the full article on page 12 of Spring/Summer Providence Heartbeat