kottke.org posts about xrays

Animated GIFs of human x-rays

posted by Jason Kottke   Aug 11, 2014

From Cameron Drake, a collection of animated GIFs of human x-rays, featuring the hand, elbow, shoulder, knee, and ankle. Imagine this, except in motion:

x-ray GIF

Here’s how Drake made them. (via bb)

Shoe-fitting fluoroscopes were used in the 30s, 40

posted by Jason Kottke   Mar 19, 2007

Shoe-fitting fluoroscopes were used in the 30s, 40s, and 50s to x-ray customers’ feet to make sure their potential new shoes were fitting correctly. The machines were eventually banned because of radiation concerns, but not before causing some injuries to their operators. “Many shoe salespersons put their hands into the x-ray beam to squeeze the shoe during the fitting. As a result, one saleswoman who had operated a shoe fitting fluoroscope 10 to 20 times each day over a ten year period developed dermatitis of the hands.” (via that’s how it happened)

The x-ray photography of Nick Veasey

posted by Jason Kottke   Jun 13, 2005

The x-ray photography of Nick Veasey.