The Annual Joel Lecture
2013 Joel Lecture - Professor Peter Wells
Following on from the successful launch of the Joel Lectures last year we are holding this year’s lecture and drinks reception on Friday 31st May. This will take place at 5 pm in the Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre, followed by a drinks Reception in the Wilkins Roof Garden, weather permitting.
INSIDE THE HUMAN BODY: SEEING WITH ULTRASOUND
Professor Peter Wells CBE FRS FREng FMedSci FLSW
School of Engineering, Cardiff University
During the last century, the practice of medicine has been revolutionised by “imaging” – the ability to see inside the intact human body. Nowadays, the principal methods of clinical imaging are X-ray, radionuclide and ultrasonic techniques. Ultrasonic imaging has a long history: it uses mechanical waves, usually with frequencies in the megahertz range. The method can provide two- and three-dimensional anatomical images, often in real time, as well as information about tissue motion and blood flow. Contrast agents and elasticity imaging are coming into routine clinical use, and research into computed, Doppler and photoacoustic tomography is yielding some exciting results.
Please use this link to book your tickets: http://joellecture.eventbrite.co.uk
Don’t forget that is also Medical Physics and Bioengineering's Open Day, which will run from 2-5pm featuring exhibitions by our world-leading research groups.
2012 Joel lecture - Professor Steve Webb
The 2012 Joel Lecture is available to watch online.
From Left, Prof Robert Speller (The Joel Chair of Physics
applied to Medicine), Prof Steve Webb (2012 Joel Lecturer) and Prof Jem
Hebden (Head of Department) at the 2012 Joel Lecture.
The Joel chair is the oldest chair of medical physics in the world. Its current holder, Prof Robert Speller hosted a new event, the Joel lecture, which we trust will become a popular and enlightening event for the Medical Physics community.
On 1st June 2012 Prof Steve Webb gave a historical overview and personal account of the development of Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy, from its beginnings in the hands of a few workers scattered worldwide, through twenty years of growth and its potential application to the latest research problems. Prof Webb was part of this early movement at the Institute of Cancer Research and the Royal Marsden Hospital, and saw the working out of the main physics of the technique, the development of clinical work and injection of commercial support.