Godfrey Hounsfield

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Godfrey Newbold Hounsfield (1919-2004). [1] English inventor of computed tomography[2] [3], for which he was jointly awarded the the 1979 Nobel prize for medicine[4]. The measure of tissue densities in CT were called Hounsfield Units in honour of the inventor of CT. Hounsfield's contribution was also recognised by a commemorative Royal Mail stamp in 1994.

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