This is to invite you to the 2013 Joel Lecture which will take place on Friday 31 May 2013 at 5 pm in the Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre.
A Reception will follow in the Wilkins Roof Garden.
INSIDE THE HUMAN BODY: SEEING WITH ULTRASOUND
Professor Peter Wells CBE FRS FREng FMedSci FLSW
School of Engineering, Cardiff University
During the last century, the practice of medicine has been revolutionised by “imaging” – the ability to see inside the intact human body. Nowadays, the principal methods of clinical imaging are X-ray, radionuclide and ultrasonic techniques. Ultrasonic imaging has a long history: it uses mechanical waves, usually with frequencies in the megahertz range. The method can provide two- and three-dimensional anatomical images, often in real time, as well as information about tissue motion and blood flow. Contrast agents and elasticity imaging are coming into routine clinical use, and research into computed, Doppler and photoacoustic tomography is yielding some exciting results.
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