Motorised scanner couch
This adjustable couch was used in conjunction with an overhead ‘scintillation’ scanner. The scanner produced images of the body for clinical diagnosis. The patient lay on the couch underneath the scanner. The couch was then adjusted to view the appropriate region of the body such as the liver, thyroid, kidney or brain. Two electric motors drive the floating top of the couch. One is for horizontal adjustments and the other for vertical adjustments. This motorised scanner couch was state-of-the-art in the 1950s. It was superseded by advances in medical technology and taken out of service by the late 1970s.
- Object Number:
- patient's couch
- furnishing and equipment
- tools & equipment
- x-ray machine
- Lakshmanan, A.V., Dr
Cite this page
We encourage the use and reuse of our collection data.
Data in the title, made, maker and details fields are released under Creative Commons Zero
Descriptions and all other text content are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 licence
Download catalogue entry as json
Download manifest IIIF
Our records are constantly being enhanced and improved, but please note that we cannot guarantee the accuracy of any information shown on this website.