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The Hidden World of Imaging

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20 May Doors 6.30pm
Event 7pm to 10pm
Brutti Compadres, 3 Virginia Court,
Glasgow G1 1TS
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Our progress in science has always started with improvements in imaging (from the Latin imāgō “a copy, likeness, image”). Imaging has guided human’s curiosity, knowledge, and creativity. Uncountable techniques have emerged during centuries, from ancient hand-made drawings and stone carvings, to modern computer graphics, molecular and digital imaging.
Our speakers tonight will take you to an exploring journey to discover some of the most recent developments in this field. What is the smallest feature we can image? How deep we can push modern techniques? 

Future of Ultrasound

Prof. Sandy Cochran (Professor of Ultrasound Materials and Systems , University of Glasgow)
Ultrasound is a well-known way to image the foetus before birth and for many other medical diagnoses. However, the precision of the images is limited by the way imaging is done, generally from outside the body or through its natural openings. This makes microultrasound, the creation of images at the microscale, impossible so engineers are now studying new ways to combine ultrasound with other technology to gain better access to the body. This talk will explain what might lie in the future for microultrasound imaging inside the body, in the brain and in the digestive system.
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Imaging the Sound of Light

Dr. Theodosia Stratoudaki (Lecturer, Strathclyde Chancellor's Fellow, University of Strathclyde)
What does Alexander G. Bell, earthquakes and time reversal have in common and what does any of this have to do with imaging the sound of light? Ultrasonic imaging has given us the power to “see” inside optically opaque materials and has had an undeniable impact in applications ranging from medical imaging, to sonars, to non-destructive testing. The question is: can we make ultrasound using light and why would this be useful? The answer is “yes” and there are some unique advantages while doing so. Find out what we can do with light and sound, challenges we face and our goals for the future.
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Imaging the Zebrafish Heart Without Breaking It

Dr. Chas Nelson (Research Fellow (Physics and Astronomy), University of Glasgow)
@Chas_Nelson_
It has long been argued by poets, ancient Egyptians and cardiologists that the heart is the most important organ. They're probably right - cardiovascular-related diseases are the leading cause of death worldwide. To improve diagnosis and treatment of such diseases, we need to understand the healthy heart. One way to study hearts is to use animal models, such as zebrafish; but how do you record information about the living, beating heart? Find out about recent work from the Imaging Concepts Group that has provided a solution - enabling us to see biology never before seen.
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