The 2019 annual lecture from the British Society for the History of Radiology (BSHR) will take place on 18 February 2019 and will focus on the work of Godfrey Hounsfield, the inventor of the CT scanner in the second half of the 20th Century.
It is the story of a gentle genius: from his childhood on a farm with restricted resources to the impact of his invention on the world of medical diagnosis and patient management.
The lecture will be free of charge for those interested, but tickets must be reserved prior to the event by emailing Dr Arpan K Banerjee.
Spaces are limited, so attendees are asked to apply as soon as possible and by 12 February 2019 at the very latest.
Liz Beckmann and Stephen Golding will host the lecture at Governors’ Hall, St Thomas’ Hospital, Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7EH.
Sean Henderson-Kelly, SCoR membership and public relations manager, said, “Hounsfield’s first prototype scan was achieved on a phantom in 1968, the year before the Apollo moon landing.
“His story really is that of the boy from nowhere who became one of mankind’s greatest benefactors in healthcare. 2019 marks the centenary of Hounsfield’s birth and I would encourage those who can make it to go along and hear this fascinating tale of one of the heroes of clinical imaging.”
A retiring collection will be taken with a suggested donation of £5.