Posts Tagged ‘Allan Cormack’

Another Breakthrough from SA

Posted on: October 15th, 2021 by admin No Comments

Last Friday, we highlighted the contribution of two South Africans – Jamie Ambrose and Allan Cormack – to the development of computer […]

CT Turns 50

Posted on: October 8th, 2021 by admin 2 Comments

Fifty years ago on 1 October 1971, “Jamie Ambrose, a consultant radiologist at Atkinson Morley’s Hospital in Wimbledon, south London, made […]

Laugh First, and Then Think

Posted on: September 17th, 2021 by admin 1 Comment

In a few weeks’ time, we learn who will be awarded the Nobel Prizes for 2021. As we have previously […]

DBT vs BCT

Posted on: December 11th, 2020 by admin

Well, it’s the battle of the acronyms – digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) versus breast computed tomography (BCT) – in the […]

The Rule of Three

Posted on: October 9th, 2020 by admin 1 Comment

The second week in October is when the world’s leading scientists eagerly await a telephone call from Stockholm with life-changing […]

Our Dunkirk Moment

Posted on: March 27th, 2020 by admin 1 Comment

The Battle of Dunkirk, fought between 26 May and 4 June 1940, marked a turning point in World War Two. During […]

Coming Full Circle

Posted on: November 15th, 2019 by admin

On Friday 6 January 1956, Allan Cormack arrived for work at Groote Schuur Hospital, having been appointed as part-time nuclear physicist, spending […]

Celebrating BME@50

Posted on: September 20th, 2019 by admin 3 Comments

Yesterday marked an important milestone for the field of biomedical engineering (BME) in Cape Town as it celebrated its 50th […]

What a Great Idea!

Posted on: April 20th, 2018 by admin 2 Comments

Not too many people know that the world’s first digital laser was invented in South Africa, or that in the 1980s two […]

Anatomy of a Biography

Posted on: July 28th, 2017 by admin

When Allan MacLeod Cormack, joint winner of the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 1979 for “the development of computer assisted tomography” passed […]