Belgian Museum of Radiology


The following text is courtesy of the official Belgium Museum of Radiology website.

The Belgian Museum of Radiology is established in November 1990 in the hallways of the radiology department of the Military Hospital Koningin Astrid/Reine Astrid in Brussels, Belgium. 

The initiative was taken to celebrate the centennial “The discovery of X-Rays” and to go beyond to share this in a continuous context showing the evolution of medical imaging through history.

The museum aims at gathering, identifying, restoring, storing and valuing the patrimony of radiology. The remembering of facts, equipment, works, practices and persons which can testify about the scientific, technical and cultural developments in the field of medical imaging.

It shows the history of Belgian civil and military radiology.

The museum provides an overview of the radiological past by:

  • Reconstructions of ancient radiology practices
  • Showcases and displays with different objects out of the past of radiology
  • Posters representing the evolution in the time of the different aspects of medical imaging

Visitors can walk freely through history, from the first discoveries from X-rays to the most recent developments.

The museum also ensures the promotion of radiology through dedicated exhibitions, lectures, didactic excursions, publications with
 pedagogical, social, cultural or educational character.

On demand different objects of the collection can be lent to different organizations.
They were already included in historical exhibitions and used in sceneries of feature films.