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Sir Godfrey Newbold Hounsfield

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Sir Godfrey Newbold Hounsfield

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Death 12 Aug 2004 (aged 84–85)
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Nobel Prize winnder in Physiology or Medicine 1979for the development of computer assisted tomography, known popularly as CAT-Scans. The prize was shared with Allan M. Cormack of Tufts University, who published the first theoretical papers on the system; Mr. Hounsfield developed his machine without knowing of Cormack's work. Born in Nottinghamshire, England. He served as a radar-mechanic instructor in WWII and was then to technical schools. Later he earned a diploma from the Faraday House Electrical Engineering College. Then worked for EMI in their medical research division. In 1968, Hounsfield made a patent application and it was granted in 1972, the same year he tested the first device. Died at New Victoria Hospital in Kingston upon Thames, England, of unspecified causes.

Bio by: Fred Beisser

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