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Department of Physics
Seminar Announcement: Godfrey Walwema
Mar 15, 2013
PHYS600 Wednesday, March 20, 4:00-4:50 pm
Currens Hall 205
All physics faculty and students are invited.
Speaker: Godfrey Walwema
Graduate Student, Physics Department, WIU
Title: "Medical Imaging"
Medical Imaging is used to view the human body in order to diagnose, monitor or treat medical conditions without having to dissect the body. Since 1895 when X-rays were discovered by Wilhelm Roentgen, different technologies have been developed to get information from images of different parts of the body. Amongst the techniques used in medical imaging are Computed Tomography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, and Ultrasound Imaging. Various techniques give different information about the area of the body being examined or treated and for each technique there are associated risks. The presentation looks at the principles involved in generating these images and the risks involved.