Case Histories of Significant Medical Advances: Development of Computed Tomography
17 Pages Posted: 1 Aug 2019 Last revised: 9 Jun 2021
Date Written: May 15, 2021
We describe how Computed Tomography (CT) scanners - that combine x-rays and computers to image soft tissues of the brain and other organs -- have become a widely used diagnostic tool. Specifically, we chronicle the: 1) the initial development of CT technology and markets (in the 1960s and 1970s); 2) Broadening of uses and users (in the 1980s); and 3) introduction and adoption of combination scanners (in the 1990s).
Keywords: Health Care and Treatment, Technological Innovation, Innovation Strategy, Technology Adoption, Collaborative Innovation and Invention, Innovation and Invention, Governing Rules, Regulations, and Reforms
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