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Investigate the history of major imaging technologies used in medicine since the discovery of X-rays in 1895 with objects including X-ray apparatus, CT & MRI scanners, and objects relating to the use of radioactive substances to image and deliver therapy.
Couch unit for EMI brain scanner, England, 1970-1971
Couch Unit for EMI CT brain scanner, installed at the Atkinson Morley's Hospital, Wimbledon in 1971 (the first used clinically), by EMI, Hayes, Middlesex, 1970-1971.
'Pedoscope' shoe-fitting X-ray viewer
Pedoscope, by the Pedoscope Company Limited, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England, 1948-1953
'Data General' computer console for EMI brain scanner, United States, 1970-1971
'Data General' computer console for EMI CT brain scanner, installed at the Atkinson Morley's Hospital, Wimbledon in 1971 (the first used clinically), by EMI, Hayes, Middlesex, 1970-1971.
Mallard MRI body scanner, Aberdeen, Scotland, 1983
Mallard system Magnetic Resonance Imager (MRI) body scanner by M&D Technology, Aberdeen, installed at St Bartholomew's Hospital in 1983 and 1994-492 used clinically until 1993. One of three commercially-produced second-generation MRI machines manufactured by this company in Britain.
Model of Mass Radiography Unit, England, 1948-1955
Wooden model of Mass Radiography Unit x-ray apparatus, scale approx 1:12, with 7 figures, English, 1948-1955
"Emisonic 4264" hand-held revolving ultrasound transducer assembly
"Emisonic 4264" hand-held revolving ultrasound transducer assembly, by Nuclear Enterprises Ltd., Edinburgh, 1979
Portable fluoroscope, Europe, 1912-1922
Portable fluoroscope, by Pattersons X-ray screens, circa 1917
Block of Scintillator Crystals
Block of 12 cemented scintillator crystals by Scanditronix, United Kingdom, 1997-2000.
'Jedi' helmet, used with Cryogenic Magnetic Resonance Imaging Machine
One of five 'Jedi helmets,' silver inner helmet, used with Cryogenic Magnetic Resonance Imaging Machine and associated computing equipment by Data General, United States, 1980.
EMI CT brain scanner, England, 1970-1971
EMI CT brain scanner, installed at Atkinson Morley's Hospital, Wimbledon in 1971 (the first used clinically), by EMI, Hayes, Middlesex, 1970-1971.
Positioning in Radiography
Book, 'Positioning in Radiography' by K.C. Clark, 3rd edition, London, 1942
Mobile x-ray machine for use on hospital wards, England, 1940-1955
Mobile x-ray set for ward radiography, by A.E. Dean and Co. Ltd with "Aeromax 8" tube by Machlett x-ray tubes (Great Britain) Ltd., 1940-1955
Poster promoting mass X-ray screening, England, 1945-1959
2Poster promoting mass miniature radiography with illustration of three geese(?)
Pohl Omniskop X-ray apparatus, Kiel, Germany, 1925-1935
Main component of Pohl Omniskop X-ray apparatus, c.1925-1935 , used by Dr. Rachwalsky until 1962, German
Prototype Nuclear Magnetic Resonance machine, Europe, 1970-1975
Magnet and electronic circuitry from prototype Nuclear Magnetic Resonance system, early 1970s
Technetium Generator with clear cover, England, 1993
Amertech II technetium generator, with clear plastic exterior to allow visualisation of all working parts. model. Made in 1993 by Amersham International Plc.
Ultrasound scanner, Scotland, 1961
"Diasonograph Mk1" ultrasound scanner, capable of "A" and "B" scans, by Nuclear Enterprises Ltd., Edinburgh c.1960, used by Prof. Stuart Campbell in his cephalometric researches into foetal development
Radium teletherapy apparatus, the radium 'bomb', London, England, c. 1930
One gramme radium teletherapy apparatus, wheeled (the fourth Westminster Hospital "bomb"), probably made by E. Rock Carling at the Hospital, London, c.1930.
Watson-Odelca x-ray set for mass miniature radiography, Europe, 1960-1961
Watson-Odelca photo-fluorographic x-ray set for mass miniature radiography (100mm images), with safety monitor, by Watson and Sons (Electro-Medical), London, Old Delft, Holland, 1961
Tomograph, United Kingdom, 1950-1959
Polytome, universal tomograph, made by Philips Medical Systems in the 1950s.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) machine, 1980
Main part of Cryogenic Magnetic Resonance Imaging Machine and associated computing equipment by Data General, 1980.
"Dynamax 25" dual focus rotating anode x-ray tube,
"Dynamax 25" dual focus rotating anode x-ray tube, by Machlett X-Ray Tubes (Great Britain) Ltd., Wembley, Middlesex, 1968-1981
Main part of a prototype Nuclear Magnetic Resonance machine, Europe, 1970-1975
Main part of magnet and electronic circuitry from prototype Nuclear Magnetic Resonance system, early 1970s
35mm Mass Radiography camera, London, England, 1943-1960
35mm Mass Radiography camera by Watson and Sons (Electro-Medical) Ltd., London, 1943-1960
Grenz ray machine, Germany, 1930-1940
Grenz ray machine used for superficial therapy, by Siemens Reiniger, 1930-1940, Germany
Mobile x-ray set, London, England, 1920-1930
Watson 90/30 mobile x-ray set, circa 1925, in wooden housing with inset metal control panel with adjustable height and reach tube column. Used as exhibition piece in Ipswich Hospital.
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation machine
Rapid 2 Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) machine, made by Magstim Ltd c.2006
Glass x-ray plate taken at Shepherd’s Bush Military Orthopaedic Hospital, London, England, 1919
One glass x-ray plate (of two), in cardboard box, showing the lower leg bones of a patient under the treatment of pioneering orthopaedic surgeon, Sir Robert Jones, almost certainly taken at The Shepherd's Bush Military Orthopaedic Hospital, April 1919.
MRI scanner built in a double decker bus, United Kingdom, 1991
MR (Magnetic Resonance) mobile machine - built into a 1983 modified double deck motorway coach (a MCW Metroliner). This is a fully working, low cost mobile clinical and research machine, which has been used to pioneer many techniques. Funded by CORDA heart research charity and developed at the Royal Brompton Hospital, London, 1991. Registration number B232 XEU.
Prototype 90 channel MRI cap
Prototype 90 channel MRI cap, developed by Graham Wiggins & Lawrence Wald, Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Massachusetts General Hospital, c.2009. For Magnetic Resonance Imaging.
Cine-radiography set, England, 1950-1951
High Voltage 35mm cine-radiography set comprising stand, tube, cine camera, couch, stool, transformer, control unit and accessories, by Watson and Sons (Electro-Medical), East Lane, Wembley (Middlesex) London, c.1951
Image intensifier tube, Netherlands, 1955-1960
Image intensifier tube by Philips, Holland, late 1950s
Model of a mobile mass miniature x-ray unit, England, 1945-1965
Model of a mobile mass miniature x-ray unit, showing equipment, operators and patients, English, ca. 1955 (?).
Miniature chest x-ray, London, England, 1953-1975
Collection of miniature chest x-rays (6 single frames in paper mounts, 2 rolls of film (35mm & 120 roll film) & 2 paper prints) taken by the North East Thames Mass Radiography Unit, London, 1953-1975
Lipiodol Ultra Fluid
Lipiodol Ultra Fluid (1 of 4 packs 10ml and 4 packs each containing four 5ml ampoules), part of a set of two ampoules of Lipiodol, an iodine-containing x-ray contrast medium by Guerbet, 93609 Aulnay-sous-Bois, France, 1981.
Potter-Bucky diaphragm used in radiology, England, 1940-1950
Potter Bucky diaphragm, sectioned, English, 1940-1950
Mobile X-ray vehicle, England, 1948
Mobile mass miniature radiograph unit, housed in a 1948 Leyland "Beaver" van. Vehicle registration no. OPL 840.
'Mobaltron 1000’ radiotherapy machine
'Mobaltron 10000' cobalt teletherapy machine for radiotherapy, unsigned, England, United Kingdom, 1960-1970
Induction coil for use with X-ray apparatus, London, England, 1896-1897
X-ray apparatus consisting induction coil by Alfred Apps, London, X-ray tube stand and cold cathode X-ray tube, British, 1896-1910
Tomography X-ray machine with couch, Berlin, Germany, 1933-1939
Tomography x-ray machine with couch, used at Preston Hall Hospital, Kent, made by Sanitas, Freidrichstrasse Bld., Berlin, Germany, 1933-1940.
Pohl Omniskop X-ray apparatus, Kiel, Germany, 1925-1935
Control panel unit for Pohl Omniskop X-ray apparatus, c.1925-1935 used by Dr. Rachwalsky until 1962, German
Photograph of an X-ray of Prince George's right hand, Merseyside, England, 1932
Photographic print of an X-ray of the right hand of HRH Prince George, taken in June 1932 at the Merseyside Hospitals Exhibition, St George's Hall, Liverpool, mounted and framed under glass, with written label, c.1932-1935
Protective apron, Europe, 1951-1970
Lead-rubber protective apron, no maker marked, 1951-1970
Photograph of a radiograph of hand taken by Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen, Germany, 1895
Photograph of a radiograph of a hand, covered with glass, taken by Roentgen, Wurzburg, Germany, 1895
Photograph showing an early method for testing x-rays, Europe
Photograph of an early method of testing the output of X-rays by observing the appearance of a hand through a fluoroscope