EMI CT brain scanner, installed at Atkinson Morley's Hospital, Wimbledon in 1971 (the first used clinically), by EMI, Hayes, Middlesex, 1970-1971.
EMI brain scanner, installed at Atkinson Morley's Hospital, Wimbledon in1971, by EMI, Hayes, Middlesex. This brain scanner, designed by Godfrey Hounsfield at EMI, was the first production model with which the first trials on patients were undertaken in 1971. These established CT (computerised tomography) scanning as a key imaging technology, particularly for the brain. The CT scanner was a runaway success: by 1977 there were 1130 machines installed across the world. The technique continues to be popular, but the more recent technology of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is now being used for many of the diagnostic tasks previously assigned to CT.
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