The World's First X-ray Device
The medical industry evolves quickly and new advancements seem to occur almost weekly. It is always instructive to look back 50 or a hundred years for real perspective on how far along the industry has come. The work you will do upon enterring this field as a medical biller/coder will surely look very different 50 years from today. We can only wonder what it may look like. We know that electronic records keeping is a growing trend that will change the face of the medical office. Dutch medical inventors H J Hoffmans and Lambertus Theodorus van Kleef couldn’t have imagined the modern MRI or CAT scanner when they developed the world’s first x-ray scanner in the late 1800s. Read about their breakthrough in this fascinating article.