'Craniostat' head support, London, England, 1925-1946

Made:
1925-1946 in London
maker:
Solus Electrical Company Limited

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"Craniostat" head support for use in radiography, by the Solus Electrical Company Ltd., London 1925-1946

Early radiography required the patient to remain still during X-ray exposures. This was to create a clear view of the body part in question. The ‘Craniostat’ head support was specifically designed to hold the head steady during radiography. It was made in London by Solus Electrical Company Ltd. It is essentially a metal head vice. The physician’s hands were free to perform the X-ray once the patient’s head was immobilised.

Details

Category:
Radiomedicine
Object Number:
1979-226
type:
head support
credit:
Simon, Mrs. Joanna
status:
Permanent collection

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