With X-rays, doctors detect problems human eyes can't see. X-rays are a form of invisible radiation. This powerful medical technology helps experts look inside the body and even treat illnesses. But early on, X-rays caused harm too, as people used them without enough protection. This graphic history covers the discovery of X-rays, the development of safety standards, and the rise of more powerful and precise X-ray machines. Find out how modern doctors create digital images of the inner body--even 3D images of our brains!
Rachael L. Thomas is an educational writer and digital media strategist. When she isn't working on new ideas to expand children's library shelves, you'll find her at Buffalo Wild Wings. Josep Rural is a European illustrator who has worked on popular science projects such as medical apps and books about diseases. He has also worked on several European comic magazines and currently works for various humorous publications.