Medical imaging in the International Year of Light

5 February 2015, London, United Kingdom


Introduction
Join Professor Adrian Dixon as he discusses the principles behind these modern imaging techniques and the way in which they are replacing the need for physical examination.

Let there be light! Such was the impact of Roentgen's discovery in 1895. His new form of "X" ray completely revolutionised medicine. Since then medical imaging has progressed at remarkable speed, with the advent of ultrasound, CT scans, MRI and various radioisotope techniques.

Join Professor Adrian Dixon as he discusses the principles behind these modern imaging techniques and the way in which they are replacing the need for physical examination. We'll learn how formal surgery is steadily being replaced, with an increasing number of procedures now performed non-invasively using imaging roadmaps.

We'll also look at some of the economic and ethical aspects which have emerged in the light of advances in medical imaging and consider some of the obstacles which have to be overcome when trying to provide modern imaging to a wide population.

Adrian is currently Master of Peterhouse, the oldest College in the University of Cambridge. He is Emeritus Professor of Radiology at the University, having been Head of the Department of Radiology for 15 years. He completed a 6 year term as Editor-in-Chief of European Radiology in December 2013. He remains an Honorary Consultant Radiologist at Addenbrooke's Hospital and enjoys radiology reporting and teaching.

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The Royal Society of Chemistry

The Royal Society of Chemistry, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BA, United Kingdom

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