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Ultrasound in tumour diagnosis.

McCready, V. R.
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This lecture looks at the use of ultrasound in the detection and differential diagnosis of tumours. Ultrasound technology was a fairly new technique at the time of filming and the promise of a method of locating and diagnosing tumours with minimal trauma to the patient had long been desired. The speakers here compare ultrasonography with older methods of tumour diagnosis as well as describing in full how the process of ultrasound works.


London : University of London Audio-Visual Centre, 1976.

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1 videocassette (digibeta) (33.41 min.) : 1 DVD (33.41 min.) : sound, black and white. sound, black and white.

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University of London


This video is one of around 310 titles, originally broadcast on Channel 7 of the ILEA closed-circuit television network, given to Wellcome Trust from the University of London Audio-Visual Centre shortly after it closed in the late 1980s. Although some of these programmes might now seem rather out-dated, they probably represent the largest and most diversified body of medical video produced in any British university at this time, and give a comprehensive and fascinating view of the state of medical and surgical research and practice in the 1970s and 1980s, thus constituting a contemporary medical-historical archive of great interest. The lectures mostly take place in a small and intimate studio setting and are often face-to-face. The lecturers use a wide variety of resources to illustrate their points, including film clips, slides, graphs, animated diagrams, charts and tables as well as 3-dimensional models and display boards with movable pieces. Some of the lecturers are telegenic while some are clearly less comfortable about being recorded; all are experts in their field and show great enthusiasm to share both the latest research and the historical context of their specialist areas.

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Presented by Dr VR McCready, The Royal Marsden Hospital, with Dr DO Cosgrove and Dr D Nicholas. Produced by Michael Clarke. Made for British Postgraduate Medical Federation.



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