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The practice of medicine has been revolutionised by imaging – the ability to see inside the intact human body. Ultrasonic imaging is one of medicine’s principal imaging methods. Find out from one of ultrasound’s pioneers how this technique can now produce two- and three-dimensional images, often in real time, as well as information about blood flow, tissue motion and elasticity.
Peter Wells is recognised internationally for his accomplishments in medical ultrasonics. His earliest work was concerned with ultrasound as a surgical tool and, since 1962, he and his colleagues have pioneered numerous techniques which have been clinically significant, many of which are in diagnostic use today. Earlier this year he was named as one of the UK’s top 10 developer scientists by the Science Council.
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