CT History


Allan Macleod Cormack
South African American physicist who won the 1979 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (along with Godfrey Hounsfield) for his work on X-ray computed tomography (CT)


Godfrey N. Hounsfield
1979 Nobel prize
Award Winner –
Courtesy Wiki

1958 Mason Sones inadvetently catheterizes the right  coronary artery and selective angiography was born 1958
EMI scanner
  • 1972 First Clinical Scan

  • 30 minutes for the scan,
    • a drive across town with the magnetic tapes to EMI,
    • 2.5 hours processing the data on an EMI mainframe computer
    • capturing the image with a Polaroid camera
    • racing back to the hospital

Detectors – 1- 2 – 4 -8……..256-320-640 … 1/3 sec to scan the heart


History of CTA of the Coronary Arteries