17 Things You Didn’t Know Were Invented By South Africans

Written by Keren Mikva

CT/CAT Scans

CT and CAT scans are incredibly important medical imaging processes that use X-rays to take detailed pictures of the body, aiding doctors enormously in diagnosing and treating patients. This technology was invented by Godfrey Hounsfield and Allan McLeod Cormack, South African physicists working at Tufts University in the U.K., in the late 1970s.