In the past, hospitals in the United States have had to spend more than 100,000 dollars on equipment for locating brain tumours.
SV INTERIOR..Staff member seated in brain chair
CU Staff member strapped in chair and chair starts to revolve (2 shots)
SV X-rays showing skulls
SV Chair revolving and operation controls (3 shots)
CU Chair and X-ray equipment and control panel (3 shots)
CU Technician being released from chair and ZOOM INTO X-ray machine
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Background: In the past, hospitals in the United States have had to spend more than 100,000 dollars on equipment for locating brain tumours. But a new device, developed in Arizona, has cut these costs dramatically. The new "brain chair" does all the work of more expensive equipment -- and costs a mere 10,000 dollars.
The chair has been developed to rotate. At the same time, the brain is X-rayed by a rotating cassette. This simple process, never before perfected, avoids the possibility of the X-rays being blurred by a movement of the patient. A National Broadcasting Company crew has filmed the new "brain chair" in operation.