The Beatles and Computed Tomography

The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960.”
 
EMI Group Limited, also known as EMI Music or simply EMI, was a British multinational music recording and publishing company, and sometime electronics device and equipment manufacturing company, headquartered in London, United Kingdom.”
 
In the early 1900s, the Italian radiologist Alessandro Vallebona proposed a method to represent a single slice of the body on the radiographic film. This method was known as tomography.”
 
“The first commercially viable CT scanner was invented by Sir Godfrey Hounsfield in HayesUnited Kingdom, at EMI Central Research Laboratories using X-rays. Hounsfield conceived his idea in 1967. The first EMI-Scanner was installed in Atkinson Morley Hospital in Wimbledon, England, and the first patient brain-scan was done on 1 October 1971.It was publicly announced in 1972.”
 
The success of The Beatles enabled EMI to fund research and build early models for medical use.”