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Commentary: Recollections From the Early Days of Computed Tomography

Commentary: Recollections From the Early Days of Computed Tomography EDITORIAL Commentary: Recollections From the Early Days of Computed Tomography Eric P. Tamm, MD* and Robert J. Stanley, MD† n this final edition of the year, we here at JCATwanted to take a moment to recognize a most important I anniversary, the first clinical computed tomography (CT) scan performed 50 years ago. It was of a pa- tient with a brain tumor, imaged on a CT scanner created at the EMI London Central Research Lab 1,2 (CRL) by then research engineer Godfrey Hounsfield. Those are the dry facts of that momentous event. We wanted in this commentary to also capture the atmosphere of excitement and the very human experiences of the early days of CT. We were very fortu- nate that we were able to reach out to Dr Robert J. Stanley, coauthor on this commentary, former presi- dent of the Society of Advanced Body Imaging, for his remarkable recollections of that time including his own experiences of the early days at Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology following their installation of their first whole-body CT scanner in 1975. Dr Stanley recalled that it was a successful scan of the chest and abdomen of a “slim member of the research team http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography Wolters Kluwer Health

Commentary: Recollections From the Early Days of Computed Tomography

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0363-8715
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EDITORIAL Commentary: Recollections From the Early Days of Computed Tomography Eric P. Tamm, MD* and Robert J. Stanley, MD† n this final edition of the year, we here at JCATwanted to take a moment to recognize a most important I anniversary, the first clinical computed tomography (CT) scan performed 50 years ago. It was of a pa- tient with a brain tumor, imaged on a CT scanner created at the EMI London Central Research Lab 1,2 (CRL) by then research engineer Godfrey Hounsfield. Those are the dry facts of that momentous event. We wanted in this commentary to also capture the atmosphere of excitement and the very human experiences of the early days of CT. We were very fortu- nate that we were able to reach out to Dr Robert J. Stanley, coauthor on this commentary, former presi- dent of the Society of Advanced Body Imaging, for his remarkable recollections of that time including his own experiences of the early days at Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology following their installation of their first whole-body CT scanner in 1975. Dr Stanley recalled that it was a successful scan of the chest and abdomen of a “slim member of the research team

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Journal of Computer Assisted TomographyWolters Kluwer Health

Published: Nov 11, 2021

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