A simplified look at the early development of CAT and MRI scanners
  • Lecture Theatre 5, Babbage Building, Plymouth University

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This Institution of Engineering and Technology (Devon and Cornwall Local Network) talk will be given by Brian Dalton DipEE MIET CEng.

It is only in the 1970s that if you wanted to know what was inside the human skull you needed a hacksaw and an autopsy. Then due to the genius of a number of quite brilliant engineers and scientists a whole new way of examining the inside of the skull appeared. 

This talk will outline the methodology and foundations of this work, much of which took place in the UK. This work has truly revolutionised brain imaging and radiography in general. 

This talk will cover the subject from an engineering historical perspective and not attempt to describe the latest developments in this field or the in-depth medical evaluation of the resulting images.

This event is open to all and can contribute towards your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) as part of the IET's CPD monitoring scheme.


  • Tea and coffee (Room 003): 18:30
  • Talk (Lecture Theatre 5): 1900

Contact jackaust@theiet.org for more information.

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