Lecture features a walnut and a Philips scanner

Professor Bruce Hood presented the Royal Institution’s Christmas Lecture that was screened on BBC4 and featured an outside broadcast of Dr Thalia Gjersoe using a Philips Healthcare MR imaging system.


Philips Healthcare’s MR imaging system took centre stage at the first of the 2011 Royal Institution’s Christmas Lectures.  Entitled ‘Meet your brain’, the lecture was delivered by eminent experimental psychologist Professor Bruce Hood and featured a live experiment using a Philips Achieva 3.0T TX MRI scanner.


An outside broadcast crew filmed Professor Hood’s colleague Dr Thalia Gjersoe in the scanner at the Cobalt Imaging Centre in Cheltenham.  The high resolution images demonstrated Dr Gjersoe’s brain activity and revealed to the studio audience in which hand she had been hiding a walnut.


Philips Healthcare MR business manager Annette Schmidt said: “We were thrilled to have been the highlight of such a prestigious and iconic event.  The experiment demonstrates the exceptional image quality of the Achieva 3.0T with MultiTransmit to an audience of millions.”


See the full report on page 26 of the February 2012 issue of RAD Magazine.


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