Tuesday, January 08, 2013

The Beatles & CT- History that you never knew

"In 1962, a new English rock-and-roll band named The Beatles signed a recording contract with Electric & Music Industries (EMI). The Beatles were so financially successful that EMI was able to fund research and development in other divisions of the company; in particular, the work of an enterprising young engineer named Godfrey Hounsfield. His groundbreaking work in x-ray imaging produced the first commercially available head-only CT scanner, and a Nobel Prize."

So, we owe the first CT scan to musical success to The Beatles Art & science are more inter-related than we can imagine at times. 

Reference & further reading:
http://www.neurology.org/content/80/2/130.short

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