Mobile X-ray vehicle, England, 1948

Made:
1948 in England
maker:
Leyland Motors Limited
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Mobile mass miniature radiograph unit
Science Museum Group
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Mobile mass miniature radiograph unit
Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London.

Mobile mass miniature radiograph unit
Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London.

Mobile mass miniature radiograph unit
Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London.

Mobile mass miniature radiograph unit
Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London.

Mobile mass miniature radiograph unit
Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London.

Mobile mass miniature radiograph unit
Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London.

Mobile mass miniature radiograph unit
Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London.

Mobile mass miniature radiograph unit
Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London.

Mobile mass miniature radiograph unit
Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London.

Mobile mass miniature radiograph unit
Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London.

Mobile mass miniature radiograph unit
Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London.

Mobile mass miniature radiograph unit
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Mobile mass miniature radiograph unit
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Mobile mass miniature radiograph unit
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Mobile mass miniature radiograph unit
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Mobile mass miniature radiograph unit
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Mobile mass miniature radiograph unit
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Mobile mass miniature radiograph unit
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Mobile mass miniature radiograph unit
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Mobile mass miniature radiograph unit, housed in a 1948 Leyland "Beaver" van. Vehicle registration no. OPL 840.

This 1948 Leyland ‘Beaver’ van is equipped with X-ray apparatus for mass miniature radiography. It was used in mobile screening programmes. These were used to detect pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) in large groups of people. Early diagnosis meant lower risk of infection to others such as co-workers or family. It also meant a higher chance of recovery. A person can have TB without showing any symptoms, which means it can be spread unnoticed. When this unit launched, the attending dignitary was the first patient. His X-ray revealed a chest problem. He died a few months later.

Mass radiography only became possible with technological developments. These included extremely small and fast camera lenses applied to X-ray work. The X-rays produced were only 10 cm high. If chest problems were detected, the patient would be sent for a full X-ray. Mobile X-ray services played a large role in public health campaigns against tuberculosis in the 1940s and 1950s. Their success saw them phased out in the early 1980s. Britain pioneered mass miniature radiography of this kind. The van is still roadworthy. It was offered to the Science Museum by South West Thames Regional Health Authority.

Details

Category:
Radiomedicine
Object Number:
1984-486
Measurements:
overall: 3300 x 2233 x 8100 mm
overall weight: 10.5ton
weight: 10.5 ton
type:
vehicle
credit:
S.W. Thames Health Authority. Chest X-Ra

Parts

Mobile X-Ray Vehicle

Mobile X-Ray Vehicle

Mobile mass miniature radiograph unit, housed in a 1948 Leyland "Beaver" van. Vehicle registration no. OPL 840.


This 1948 Leyland ‘Beaver’ van is equipped with X-ray apparatus for mass miniature radiography. It was used in mobile screening programmes. These were used to detect pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) in large groups of people. Early diagnosis meant lower risk of infection to others such as co-workers or family. It also meant a higher chance of recovery. A person can have TB without showing any symptoms, which means it can be spread unnoticed. When this unit launched, the attending dignitary was the first patient. His X-ray revealed a chest problem. He died a few months later.

Mass radiography only became possible with technological developments. These included extremely small and fast camera lenses applied to X-ray work. The X-rays produced were only 10 cm high. If chest problems were detected, the patient would be sent for a full X-ray. Mobile X-ray services played a large role in public health campaigns against tuberculosis in the 1940s and 1950s. Their success saw them phased out in the early 1980s. Britain pioneered mass miniature radiography of this kind. The van is still roadworthy. It was offered to the Science Museum by South West Thames Regional Health Authority.

Measurements:
overall: 3300 x 2233 x 8100 mm
Object Number:
1984-486/1
type:
vehicle
Spare Wheel for Mobile X-Ray Vehicle

Spare Wheel for Mobile X-Ray Vehicle

Spare wheel for Mobile mass miniature radiograph unit, housed in a 1948 Leyland "Beaver" van.


This 1948 Leyland ‘Beaver’ van is equipped with X-ray apparatus for mass miniature radiography. It was used in mobile screening programmes. These were used to detect pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) in large groups of people. Early diagnosis meant lower risk of infection to others such as co-workers or family. It also meant a higher chance of recovery. A person can have TB without showing any symptoms, which means it can be spread unnoticed. When this unit launched, the attending dignitary was the first patient. His X-ray revealed a chest problem. He died a few months later.

Mass radiography only became possible with technological developments. These included extremely small and fast camera lenses applied to X-ray work. The X-rays produced were only 10 cm high. If chest problems were detected, the patient would be sent for a full X-ray. Mobile X-ray services played a large role in public health campaigns against tuberculosis in the 1940s and 1950s. Their success saw them phased out in the early 1980s. Britain pioneered mass miniature radiography of this kind. The van is still roadworthy. It was offered to the Science Museum by South West Thames Regional Health Authority.

Measurements:
overall: 250 mm x 960 mm x 960 mm,
Object Number:
1984-486/3
type:
wheel
BCF Fire extinguisher

BCF Fire extinguisher

BCF Fire extinguisher for Mobile mass miniature radiograph unit, housed in a 1948 Leyland "Beaver" van.


This 1948 Leyland ‘Beaver’ van is equipped with X-ray apparatus for mass miniature radiography. It was used in mobile screening programmes. These were used to detect pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) in large groups of people. Early diagnosis meant lower risk of infection to others such as co-workers or family. It also meant a higher chance of recovery. A person can have TB without showing any symptoms, which means it can be spread unnoticed. When this unit launched, the attending dignitary was the first patient. His X-ray revealed a chest problem. He died a few months later.

Mass radiography only became possible with technological developments. These included extremely small and fast camera lenses applied to X-ray work. The X-rays produced were only 10 cm high. If chest problems were detected, the patient would be sent for a full X-ray. Mobile X-ray services played a large role in public health campaigns against tuberculosis in the 1940s and 1950s. Their success saw them phased out in the early 1980s. Britain pioneered mass miniature radiography of this kind. The van is still roadworthy. It was offered to the Science Museum by South West Thames Regional Health Authority.

Object Number:
1984-486/4
type:
fire extinguisher