1970’s

1970’s

Announcement Date: July 21, 1977

The mobile unit pictured above was built in 1977 and was the world’s first mobile CT scanner used for head scans.

Summary of 1970-1979

  • Introduction of mobile computed tomography (CT) as an advance in X-ray technology that produces cross-sectional, multiangled images of the body’s soft tissue, especially the brain and heart.
  • Introduction of mobile ultrasound to perform risk-free diagnostic tests on pregnant women and to examine the heart, breasts, liver, and gallbladder.