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Albuquerque, New Mexico: X-Ray Museum

The only x-ray museum in the world. It opened June 2015 at a cost of $2.6 million. See x-rays of bizarre swallowed objects, try on bulky x-ray protective clothing. Visitors are not x-rayed.

ASRT Museum and Archives

15000 Central Ave. SE, Albuquerque, NM
ASRT Museum and Archives. Inside the headquarters of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists. On the south side of Route 66, which is on the south side of I-40. Roughly midway between I-40 exits 167 and 170.
By appt. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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The Fluoroscope.

X-Ray Museum

An incredibly done museum, with well organized displays and artifacts. Given the museum shares its space with the national headquarters of American Society of Radiologic Technologists, security is at the forefront and thus visits require an appointment (which are easily obtained and welcoming). I had a solo tour with the Executive Director of the museum William Bill Brennan, and he could not have been more gracious and knowledgeable. I learned more in those two hours about various aspects of radiology than I had garnered in my prior 63 years.

[Luv2RV, 09/22/2022]

Early X-Ray machine.

X-Ray Museum

Excellent museum with lots of old x-ray equipment and interactive displays. Doesn't look like many people come to check it out. The guestbook was almost empty.

[Alex, 10/09/2017]

The world's only x-ray museum would benefit from better public outreach: it has a cryptic official name ("ASRT Museum"), it's inside the headquarters of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists, and it can be viewed by appointment only. But it does welcome the public, and its visitors are not x-rayed.

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