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C-2467 - Sir Godfrey Hounsfield and the history of Computer Tomography

J. Vega, G. Ugena Díaz, J. Bautista Castro, V. SAN MARTIN LUQUE, T. CORBALAN, P. Chimeno Herrero; GETAFE-MADRID/ES Type: Educational Exhibit
Area of Interests: Management, Neuroradiology brain, Professional issues
Imaging Technique: CT
Procedure: History
Special Focuses: Image registration, Tissue characterisation
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Learning objectives: To document the history of the early days of Computed Tomography through some passages in Godfrey Hounsfield's life. 

Background: Godfrey Hounsfield developed the first computed tomography scanner while working at Electrical and Musical Instrument (EMI). His invention was a revolutionary step in medicine awarded with the Nobel prize in Medicine. James Abrose was a neuroradiologist a Atkinson Morley Hospital in Wimbledon, Londo[...]

Findings and procedure details: ACT 1: GODFREY HOUNSFIELD AND JAMES AMBROSE Godfrey Newbold Hounsfield  was born in Newark, England. He grew up on a farm where he used to play with electronic equipment, construct electronic record machines and even threw himself from the tops of hay-stacks with a home-made gllider [1]. [...]

Conclusion: Godfrey Hounsfield invented the CT scanner more than forty years ago, changing medicine forever. In 1979 he was awarded the Nobel prize, an honor he shared with Allan M. Cormack, who had worked independently on the mathematics of combining multiple x-ray images. That award was the the first for an i[...]

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References: 1. Sherwood I. In Memoriam. Radiology. 2004;234(3):975-976. doi:10.1148/radiol.2343042584.   2. Oransky I. Sir Godfrey N. Hounsfield. Lancet. 2004;364:1032. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(04)17049-9.   3. Petrik V, Apok V, Britton JA, Bell BA, Papadopoulos MC. Godfrey Hounsfield and the dawn of co[...]

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