A radiographer operating the mobile radiography and X-ray equipment

A radiographer operating the mobile radiography and X-ray equipment
Photograph taken 9 October 1939 © Source: Historic England Archive ref: med01_01_0536

A radiographer is about to take an X-ray. The current coming from the mobile unit outside the building, and communication between the operator and the assistant in the generator van is by using bells as signals. Mobile X-ray units, designed by Marie Curie, had been used during World War One. By 1939 reliable and shockproof portable radiography equipment was available. The British Army was supplied with a robust model that could be transported in a crate.

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