In 1895 the X-ray was invented. Wilhelm Konrad Von Roentgen was the one to invent it. Born in 1845, he was a German physicist. To him, it was a form of radiation that could photograph through things. X-rays were very important in the medical field. They were used to diagnose people. Today, X-rays are used very often. It has given doctors whole new possibilities. It has been able to assist doctors and help patients. With and X-ray you can detect problems with bones and also some diseases which occur in the soft tissue. You may not think you have any broken bones, but with a X-ray you can actually see if you do or not. Doctors use X-rays to diagnose and heal you. Better safe than sorry.