CAT scan was invented by two people Godfrey Hounsfield from EMI Laboratories in England and Allan Cormack from Tufts University in Massachusetts in 1972.
When was the CAT-Scans invented?
When the patent was granted on the CAT-Scans?
Robert S. Ledley was issued a patent 3,922,552 for CAT-scan on November 25, 1975.
Who was the patent granted to on the CAT-Scans?
Robert S. Ledley.
What is CAT- Scan?
CAT-Scan is composed of X- ray equipment to create 3D images of organs, bones, soft tissues, fat etc using automated axial tomography. CAT-Scan is also referred as CT-scan which stands for Computed tomography.
CT scans provide more clarity than X-Rays and it is easy to detect problems like cancers, cardiovascular disease, infectious disease, appendicitis, trauma and musculoskeletal disorders.
CAT-Scans are classified in to various generations. At first CT scan requires around five to six to complete the scan by pressing the patients head beside a rubber membrane. In the latest generation thin X-ray and single detector are used for scanning.
In the second generation full body CT scans were introduced and 20 or more X-ray beams and detectors were used which improved the quality of the image greatly.
Many developments were made in the present dayCT scan device and you can complete the entire scan of the body within one-third of a second.
Patients lie down on a flat platform of the CT scandevice and the platform is passed through the tunnel in the CT scan device.
X-rays are produced from CT scan device which scans the body from different angles. X-rays are pass through the human body which contains high energy photons and then the computer gathers all the information and creates the 3D image of the body.