Tomography X-ray machine with couch, Berlin, Germany, 1933-1939

Made:
1933-1940 in Berlin

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"Tomograph" x-ray machine with couch, by Sanitas of Berlin, 1930-39, used at Preston Hall Hospital, Kent. Full view of
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"Tomograph" x-ray machine with couch, by Sanitas of Berlin, 1930-39, used at Preston Hall Hospital, Kent. Full view of
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

"Tomograph" x-ray machine with couch, by Sanitas of Berlin, 1930-39, used at Preston Hall Hospital, Kent. Detail view
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Tomography x-ray machine with couch, used at Preston Hall Hospital, Kent, made by Sanitas, Freidrichstrasse Bld., Berlin, Germany, 1933-1940.

X-ray machines are used by radiographers to acquire an image of the body’s skeletal structure. X-rays can also be used to detect disease or abnormalities in soft tissue such as the chest. A tomography machine creates X-ray images of sections or slices of the body, known as tomograms. This was a new technique in the 1930s. It diagnosed diseases such as pulmonary tuberculosis more effectively.

The use of tomography in England was pioneered by Dr J B McDougall at Preston Hall Hospital in Kent. This example was presented to the Wellcome collections by the hospital in 1964.

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Category:
Radiomedicine
Object Number:
A639432
type:
x-ray machine
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
credit:
Preston Hall Hospital
status:
Loan: Wellcome Trust

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