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Siemens Magnet Technology and Godfrey Hounsfield

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A visit to Siemens MR Magnet Technology, the world's leading designer and manufacturer of superconducting MRI magnets for medical scanners followed by a talk on the pioneering work of Godfrey Hounsfield whose CT scans first detected cancer and blood clots in the human brain, launching the modern era of medical imaging.

Date and Time

20 March 2013 - 17:30-20:00

Location

Eynsham, United Kingdom - icon_popup  (See map)

Organiser

Jointly organised by the Oxfordshire local network and the Healthcare Technologies TPN.


About this event

Organised by the Oxfordshire Network and the Healthcare Technologies Network, this is a technical visit to Siemens MR Magnet Technology, the world's leading designer and manufacturer of superconducting MRI magnets for medical scanners. MRI is a non-invasive technique for obtaining images of the body and plays an increasingly important role in modern healthcare. Around 95% of their output is exported and the manufacturing facility is currently the UK’s ‘Best Engineering Factory’ in the prestigious ‘Best Factory Awards’

The visit will be followed by a talk about the pioneering work of Godfrey Hounsfield whose CT scans first detected cancer and blood clots in the human brain, launching the modern era of medical imaging. His Nobel Prize-winning breakthrough used school-level mathematics, astonishing engineering, and dogged determination in the face of scepticism from most medical experts. Godfrey Hounsfield was an intuitive genius: what can we learn from his example, and what are the barriers to the next breakthrough?

Speaker

Richard Waltham CEng MIET

Richard is a former colleague of Godfrey Hounsfield and co-author of a recent biography entitled "Godfrey Hounsfield: Intuitive Genius of CT".

Programme

17:30    Registration and refreshments
18:00    Introduction and tour of Siemens Magnet Technology
19:00    Lecture entitled "Godfrey Hounsfield: Intuitive Genius of CT"

Additional information

If approaching the venue from Oxford on the B4044, there is a Toll bridge which costs 5p to cross.

Related content

E&T Magazine book review including "Godfrey Hounsfield: Intuitive Genius of CT".

Registration information

Places are limited so please register online.



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