• Short Summary

    A team of British medical scientists and technologists have developed a machine that will revolutionise medical diagnosis by producing clear, detailed photographs of any organ in the human body.

  • Description

    A team of British medical scientists and technologists have developed a machine that will revolutionise medical diagnosis by producing clear, detailed photographs of any organ in the human body.

    The trouble with conventional X-rays is that while they give adequate pictures of bones, they can only produce shadowy images of internal organs and then only after often unpleasant (and sometimes dangerous) chemicals and dyes have been swallowed or injected.

    The new device developed at the EMI Laboratories at Hayes, Middlesex, is called a "body scanner". It can produce crisp shots of the most remote soft organs in the body within six seconds. It has been hailed as the greatest diagnostic advance since the discovery of X-rays by the German physicist Wilhelm Rontgen in 1895.

    The body scanner is a refined second generation of a similar machine introduced by EMI in 1972 for examining the brain and skull. The original device won Britain export orders worth ???27 million -- mainly to North America.

    One of the new ???250,000 machines is now undergoing clinical trials at the Northwick Park hospital at Harrow, just outside London. Two more will shortly be installed for trial periods at the Mayo Clinic, Minnesota, and the Mallinckrodt Institute, St. Louis, Missouri.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAB06G2UACIYXM9BZREOFPI7O29
    Media URN:
    VLVAB06G2UACIYXM9BZREOFPI7O29
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/06/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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