1972
Living World  


The first Computerized Tomography (CT) scan is made.

The first Computerized Axial Tomography (CAT) scan is made. The British engineer Godfrey Hounsfield, using methods developed by the South African-born American physicist Allan Cormack, combines X-ray images to display the interior of the human body in three dimensions. The CT scan becomes a prime tool for diagnosing brain and spinal disorders.
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