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Thursday, 28 August 2014

Fascinated by electric gadgets in childhood, he applied his skills develop a CT scanner; a good tool for physiology & medicine!!

Sir Godfrey Newbold HounsfieldCBEFRS, (28 August 1919 – 12 August 2004) was an English electrical engineer who shared the 1979 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine with Allan McLeod Cormack for his part in developing the diagnostic technique of X-ray computed tomography (CT). His name is immortalised in the Hounsfield scale, a quantitative measure of radio density used in evaluating CT scans. The scale is defined in Hounsfield units (symbol HU), running from air at −1000 HU, through water at 0 HU, and up to dense cortical bone at +1000 HU and more.Read more...