Hounsfield, Godfrey Newbold


Godfrey Hounsfield (1919–2004), a British physicist who pioneered Computer Axial Tomography (CAT) scanning, using computer analysis of X‐ray data to produce three‐dimensional body images.

Keywords: X‐ray; CAT; scanning; radiography; MRI

Further Reading

Anonymous (1979) News. Physics Today 32: 12, 17–20.

Anonymous (2004) Obituary: Sir Godfrey Hounsfield. The Times 18 August.

Hounsfield GN and Brown PH (1973) Computerised transverse axial scanning (tomography). British Journal of Radiography 46: 1086.

McMurray EJ (ed.) (1995) Notable 20th Century Scientists, vol. 2, pp. 957–958. New York: Gale Research.

Richmond C (2004) Obituary: Sir Godfrey Hounsfield. BMJ 329: 687(18 September).

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Sutton, Michael A(Mar 2008) Hounsfield, Godfrey Newbold. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. http://www.els.net [doi: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0002832.pub2]