Fluoro Trivia...

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    Who manufactured the first fluoroscope and when?
    Who manufactured the first C-arm and when?
    What was meant by the term "conventional fluoroscopy" in the 1950s?
    What was the Adrian fluoroscope?
     
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    Conventional fluoroscopy: live, continuous X-ray, like those they used to have in shoe stores when PAZ was growing up.
     
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    Thomas Edison manufactured the first commercial fluoroscope in 1896. The first mobile C-arm was manufactured in 1955 by Philips, and was a model BV 20. It had a single viewing screen on the image intensifier that permitted only one person to view at a time, and the information was relayed verbally to the surgeon. The next advance came in 1958 when a "television chain" was added to the BV20, making it viewable by everyone in the OR.
     
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    As usual, lobelsteve is correct about the shoe scopes. There is one report of them being used in a West Virginia shoe store until the 1980s, as the store owner was not aware of state law prohibiting their use.
     
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    Wow I was way off. I was going to say "Colonel Mustard in the parlor with a bread knife".
     
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    I don't know ...perhaps Colonel Mustard and Edison were related...
     

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