Mass Radiography, which is of comparatively recent origin, is a means by which groups of
people can he quickly and easily X-Rayed and the existence of abnormalities and disease changes,
especially Respiratory Tuberculosis can be demonstrated.
The need for Mass Radiography, and the best means of introducing it, had received close
and careful study by the Minister for Health and his Department for some time prior to 1950. It
was decided at a conference held by the Minister for Health with representatives of local Health
Authorities, on the 28th October, 1950, to form a company for the purpose of organizing arid
administering a Radiographic and Radiological Service, including a Mass X-Ray Service, on a
national basis, the service to be free to all; Voluntary and confidential to each person. All the Health
Authorities in the country, with the exception of Cork County Council, which has its own mobile
unit, decided to participate. The Minister nominated the chairman and members of the co...