Godfrey Hounsfield stands beside the EMI-Scanner in 1972.
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On Oct. 1, 1971, Godfrey Hounsfield’s invention took its first pictures of a human brain, using X-rays and an ingenious algorithm to identify a woman’s tumor from outside of her skull.
Fourier’s name is inscribed on the Eiffel Tower.
Fourier’s discoveries can still be felt in modern-day radiology, climate science and physics.
Epilepsy is a chronic disorder of the brain characterised by recurrent seizures.
Epilepsy affects around 70 million people globally, 80% live in developing countries. A shortage of specialists, equipment and drugs complicates effective treatment and management.
A reconstruction of Euchambersia with its venomous and ridged fangs.
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CT scanning allows scientists to observe and “dissect” fossils digitally using computer software - and to uncover secrets that are hundreds of millions of years old.
The Australian lungfish has a bigger brain than you might think.
To understand how some creatures evolved, you need to see how their brain developed over millions of years. That’s now possible thanks to some clever use of scanning technology.
CT scans deliver a hefty dose of ionising radiation. But the benefits outweigh the risks – most of the time.
The computer does more of the work than you might think.
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Pairing more powerful computers with increasingly sensitive scanners can yield many benefits in medicine and other fields.
A three-dimensional volume rendering of the Tuli mummy.
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Modern techniques such as CT scanning and ancient DNA analysis have allowed scientists to discover a great deal about a mummy found in a shallow grave in Botswana.
Kung Fu bat.
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A University of Melbourne study has found there is a small increase in the risk of cancer after patients had computed tomography…
A teenager prepares to enter a CT scanning machine.
Just two CT (computed tomography) scans of the head in childhood can triple the risk of brain cancer in later life, and as few as five to 10 scans can triple the risk of leukaemia, a study has found. But…