Physicists and Physicians: Five centuries of cooperation
Tuesday, 15 April, 2014 - 19:30 to 20:30
A lecture by Professor Francis Duck, MBE, University of Bath Medical physicists play a vital role in delivering healthcare. They keep us safe from radiation; tailor treatments to patients; and research and develop better clinical techniques and new medical devices. If you ever had a scan, x-ray, implant, laser surgery or radiotherapy, a medical physicist will have helped you. And yet their importance is often overlooked. This lecture will celebrate the lives and contributions of those who have understood that the principles of physics are essential to clinical medicine. Drawing on his recently published history of medical physics as well as his own career in medical imaging, Professor Duck will trace the development of the discipline over 500 years: from its origins in Renaissance Italy to current developments and future prospects.
History and Philosophy of Science, Medicine/ Healthcare, Physics and Technology
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