The discovery of X-rays by Roentgen in 1895 marked the beginning of medical imaging; it was the first time that anyone had been able to see inside the body without cutting it open. This talk will chart the development of X-ray imaging from those first fuzzy images to the colourful and detailed 3D computed tomography (CT) images that we see today.
As well as explaining how X-ray imaging works, Dr. Parvin will include a practical demonstration of the way CT scans allow us to build up a 3D image of the patient, and show some of the stunning images that can be obtained on modern systems. Medical Physics is an examination topic in the Physics A-Level so this lecture should be of interest and relevant to any pupil studying physics in the 6th form or considering doing so.
Liz’s career has covered several different areas of physics but she has now been working in medical physics for more than ten years. She is currently a senior lecturer at the Open University where she has been particularly involved with their MSc courses in medical imaging and radiotherapy physics. Liz has experience of teaching physics of all kinds to a wide variety of undergraduate students at all levels and also gives frequent talks to schools and the general public.
Admission is free, but tickets are required. Light refreshments provided.
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