EMI CT brain scanner, England, 1970-1971

Made:
1970-1971 in Hayes and England
maker:
Electric and Musical Industries Limited

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EMI brain scanner, couch Unit and 'Data General' computer console for EMI brain scanner, installed at the Atkinson
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EMI brain scanner, couch Unit and 'Data General' computer console for EMI brain scanner, installed at the Atkinson
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Brain scanner and couch Unit for EMI brain scanner, installed at the Atkinson Morley's Hospital, Wimbledon in 1971 (the
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Brain scanner and couch Unit for EMI brain scanner, installed at the Atkinson Morley's Hospital, Wimbledon in 1971 (the
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Early CT scanner in use, 1980.
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© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

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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Category:
Radiomedicine
Object Number:
1980-811
type:
ct scanner
credit:
Department of Health & Social Security (DHSS)
status:
Permanent collection

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