Electronic experts at Leeds University in the north of England have developed a television device that will help doctors in delicate heart and kidney operations.
SV Pan doctor inserts probe into patient's body
CU Probe fed in
CU Patient's face -- still conscious
SV X-ray brought into position above patient
CU Screen, registrations
CU Screen, different readings
SV Doctor and nurses with patient
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Background: Electronic experts at Leeds University in the north of England have developed a television device that will help doctors in delicate heart and kidney operations. The device has been in use at the University for a week.
The new device has already helped doctors position a pace-maker in the heart of a patient and pin-point a dangerous tumour. A probe connected to a television monitor is inserted into the patient's body and an X-ray unit is placed over the operating table.
The television screen then shows three sets of pictures at once -- an X-ray picture of the patient, a record of the heart-beat and measurements picked up by the probe.
In the past doctors had to watch three different instruments simultaneously, which made operations more difficult.