Man Builds His Own X-ray Machine After $69K Hospital Bill
Despite all the risks, this YouTuber and engineer embarked on a project to build an X-tray machine and he actually succeeded. He even shares an X-ray of his arm he scanned with his DIY project.
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More than 32 percent of Americans have medical debt, and there are many effective ways to cut healthcare costs. But in the case of YouTuber and engineer William Osman, when he faced a staggering $69,210.32 bill after a treatment that involved an abdominal CT scan, he decided to build his own fully functional X-ray machine to try and eliminate that medical cost for good.
While it took Osman several months to gather the right material for the project, he assembled the entire machine within a day. Despite the device looking like a literal cardboard box, it functions just like a regular X-ray machine somehow.
As for safety, this science enthusiast is very much aware of the health hazards that come with building and using a device that emits radiation. “My will to do science is significantly stronger than my will to live,” he says at one point in the 17-minute video.
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