History of Medicine

Video Clips of Professor Terry Jones on YouTube

The MRC Cyclotron Unit and the world’s first hospital-based cyclotron

First gamma camera images of the brain’s metabolism and blood flow

Michel Ter-Pogossian and the positron camera

Positron Emission Tomography (PET), 1972 - measuring brain metabolism

Positron Emission Tomography (PET) – how it works and the first image of regional brain metabolism

A PET camera for the Hammersmith Hospital

Hammersmith forges ahead in functional imaging studies

Building a team – Keith Peters recruits Richard Frackowiack and others

First paper on visual (colour) activation, 1989

Statistical Parametric Mapping (SPM) – Karl Friston’s ‘great leap forward’

Development of functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI)

PET – the detection of brain chemical activity

PET – pain mechanisms and research into opiates

PET – the dopamine reward system

PET – developing drugs for brain tumours

PET – microglia activation in stroke, Alzheimer’s and MS

PET – serotonin research

PET – the burden of psychiatric disorders

PET – biologicals and the Northwick Park accident

Last Days at the Hammersmith – the MRC proposes to split the unit

Things Remembered – creating the teams

Things Remembered – inspiring the clinical community