The Hidden Body Medical Imaging in Action
The University's Biomedical Imaging Institute ran a successful event, "The Hidden Body - Medical Imaging in Action" at the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) on Saturday 3rd March. The event, which was supported by EPSRC, attracted the curiosity of museum-goers of all ages. Over 500 participants discovered how they could see the inner structures of their bodies with the aid of a simple torch, and how medical imaging makes use of similar principles to shed light on the body’s organs and a wide range of associated diseases. Puzzle boxes, spinning projections of teapots, stunning 3D medical images, prize quizzes and crayons kept participants engrossed and event volunteers busy all day. For information on future events – to either volunteer or to attend – please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
A happy participant at work with a puzzle box designed to illustrate the difficulty involved in working out the shape of a hidden object with only limited information – an analogy for many medical imaging processes.