Images That Changed The World

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01X-ray20100125

Dr Mark Lythgoe, Director of the Centre for Advanced Biomedical Imaging, tells the untold story of medical imaging and why uncovering our inner selves changed the world.

The image of a ghostly skeletal hand, wearing an enormous wedding ring, shocked and fascinated the public when it hit the front page of newspapers around the world in January 1896. This was the first X-ray, taken by Wilhelm Roentgen of his wife Bertha. It sparked a worldwide trend for DIY X-ray kits, until the dangers emerged. Mark Lythgoe looks at how medical images have changed our culture beyond the realm of medicine. In this episode, he explains how seeing living skeletons revolutionised our view of the body.

Mark Lythgoe looks at how biomedical images have changed culture, starting with the X-ray.

01X-ray20100125

Dr Mark Lythgoe, Director of the Centre for Advanced Biomedical Imaging, tells the untold story of medical imaging and why uncovering our inner selves changed the world.

The image of a ghostly skeletal hand, wearing an enormous wedding ring, shocked and fascinated the public when it hit the front page of newspapers around the world in January 1896. This was the first X-ray, taken by Wilhelm Roentgen of his wife Bertha. It sparked a worldwide trend for DIY X-ray kits, until the dangers emerged. Mark Lythgoe looks at how medical images have changed our culture beyond the realm of medicine. In this episode, he explains how seeing living skeletons revolutionised our view of the body.

Mark Lythgoe looks at how biomedical images have changed culture, starting with the X-ray.

01X-ray20100125

01X-ray20100125

Dr Mark Lythgoe, Director of the Centre for Advanced Biomedical Imaging, tells the untold story of medical imaging and why uncovering our inner selves changed the world.

The image of a ghostly skeletal hand, wearing an enormous wedding ring, shocked and fascinated the public when it hit the front page of newspapers around the world in January 1896. This was the first X-ray, taken by Wilhelm Roentgen of his wife Bertha. It sparked a worldwide trend for DIY X-ray kits, until the dangers emerged. Mark Lythgoe looks at how medical images have changed our culture beyond the realm of medicine. In this episode, he explains how seeing living skeletons revolutionised our view of the body.

02Brain Scan20100126

Dr Mark Lythgoe, Director of the Centre for Advanced Biomedical Imaging, tells the untold story of medical imaging and why uncovering our inner selves changed the world.

Mark Lythgoe visits one of the pioneers of modern brain scanning at Nottingham University, and asks neuroscientists and philosophers how this new-found ability to picture thoughts and emotions has changed our concept of the human mind.

Mark Lythgoe looks at how brain scanning has changed our concept of the human mind.

02Brain Scan20100126

Dr Mark Lythgoe, Director of the Centre for Advanced Biomedical Imaging, tells the untold story of medical imaging and why uncovering our inner selves changed the world.

Mark Lythgoe visits one of the pioneers of modern brain scanning at Nottingham University, and asks neuroscientists and philosophers how this new-found ability to picture thoughts and emotions has changed our concept of the human mind.

Mark Lythgoe looks at how brain scanning has changed our concept of the human mind.

02Brain Scan20100126

02Brain Scan20100126

Dr Mark Lythgoe, Director of the Centre for Advanced Biomedical Imaging, tells the untold story of medical imaging and why uncovering our inner selves changed the world.

Mark Lythgoe visits one of the pioneers of modern brain scanning at Nottingham University, and asks neuroscientists and philosophers how this new-found ability to picture thoughts and emotions has changed our concept of the human mind.

03Ultrasound20100127
03Ultrasound20100127

Dr Mark Lythgoe, Director of the Centre for Advanced Biomedical Imaging, tells the untold story of medical imaging and why uncovering our inner selves changed the world.

When a technique used in the shipping industry was first applied to seeing an unborn baby, the image was fuzzy, but the implications went far beyond medicine.

Mark Lythgoe asseses the wider cultural impact of foetal ultrasound and hears from one of the early pioneers that 3D imaging has changed his views on the legal abortion limit.

Mark Lythgoe assesses the impact on culture of foetal ultrasound.

03Ultrasound20100127

03Ultrasound20100127

Dr Mark Lythgoe, Director of the Centre for Advanced Biomedical Imaging, tells the untold story of medical imaging and why uncovering our inner selves changed the world.

When a technique used in the shipping industry was first applied to seeing an unborn baby, the image was fuzzy, but the implications went far beyond medicine. Mark Lythgoe asseses the wider cultural impact of foetal ultrasound and hears from one of the early pioneers that 3D imaging has changed his views on the legal abortion limit.

03Ultrasound20100127

Dr Mark Lythgoe, Director of the Centre for Advanced Biomedical Imaging, tells the untold story of medical imaging and why uncovering our inner selves changed the world.

When a technique used in the shipping industry was first applied to seeing an unborn baby, the image was fuzzy, but the implications went far beyond medicine. Mark Lythgoe asseses the wider cultural impact of foetal ultrasound and hears from one of the early pioneers that 3D imaging has changed his views on the legal abortion limit.

When a technique used in the shipping industry was first applied to seeing an unborn baby, the image was fuzzy, but the implications went far beyond medicine.

Mark Lythgoe asseses the wider cultural impact of foetal ultrasound and hears from one of the early pioneers that 3D imaging has changed his views on the legal abortion limit.

Mark Lythgoe assesses the impact on culture of foetal ultrasound.

04Microscopy20100128
04Microscopy20100128

Dr Mark Lythgoe, Director of the Centre for Advanced Biomedical Imaging, tells the untold story of medical imaging and why uncovering our inner selves changed the world.

A hunched figure peering down a microscope is the ultimate symbol of the scientist - from George Eliot's Dr Lydgate in Middlemarch to adverts for cocoa powder. Mark Lythgoe explores the cultural implications of revealing a hidden kingdom and visits a doughnut-shaped microscope the size of five football pitches near Oxford.

Mark Lythgoe explores the cultural implications of microscopic images.

04Microscopy20100128

04Microscopy20100128

Dr Mark Lythgoe, Director of the Centre for Advanced Biomedical Imaging, tells the untold story of medical imaging and why uncovering our inner selves changed the world.

A hunched figure peering down a microscope is the ultimate symbol of the scientist - from George Eliot's Dr Lydgate in Middlemarch to adverts for cocoa powder. Mark Lythgoe explores the cultural implications of revealing a hidden kingdom and visits a doughnut-shaped microscope the size of five football pitches near Oxford.

04Microscopy20100128

Dr Mark Lythgoe, Director of the Centre for Advanced Biomedical Imaging, tells the untold story of medical imaging and why uncovering our inner selves changed the world.

A hunched figure peering down a microscope is the ultimate symbol of the scientist - from George Eliot's Dr Lydgate in Middlemarch to adverts for cocoa powder. Mark Lythgoe explores the cultural implications of revealing a hidden kingdom and visits a doughnut-shaped microscope the size of five football pitches near Oxford.

Mark Lythgoe explores the cultural implications of microscopic images.

05The Double Helix20100204

05 LASTThe Double Helix20100129
05 LASTThe Double Helix20100129

05 LASTThe Double Helix20100129

Dr Mark Lythgoe, Director of the Centre for Advanced Biomedical Imaging, tells the untold story of medical imaging and why uncovering our inner selves changed the world.

The famous twisting simplicity of the Double Helix has captivated architects and designers ever since it was first discovered by Watson and Crick. Mark Lythgoe examines the cultural impact of this iconic image and assesses the implications its discovery has had on crime fiction.

05 LASTThe Double Helix20100129

Dr Mark Lythgoe, Director of the Centre for Advanced Biomedical Imaging, tells the untold story of medical imaging and why uncovering our inner selves changed the world.

The famous twisting simplicity of the Double Helix has captivated architects and designers ever since it was first discovered by Watson and Crick. Mark Lythgoe examines the cultural impact of this iconic image and assesses the implications its discovery has had on crime fiction.

05 LASTThe Double Helix *20100129

Dr Mark Lythgoe, Director of the Centre for Advanced Biomedical Imaging, tells the untold story of medical imaging and why uncovering our inner selves changed the world.

The famous twisting simplicity of the Double Helix has captivated architects and designers ever since it was first discovered by Watson and Crick. Mark Lythgoe examines the cultural impact of this iconic image and assesses the implications its discovery has had on crime fiction.

Mark Lythgoe examines the cultural impact of the iconic image of the double helix.

05 LASTThe Double Helix *20100129

Dr Mark Lythgoe, Director of the Centre for Advanced Biomedical Imaging, tells the untold story of medical imaging and why uncovering our inner selves changed the world.

The famous twisting simplicity of the Double Helix has captivated architects and designers ever since it was first discovered by Watson and Crick. Mark Lythgoe examines the cultural impact of this iconic image and assesses the implications its discovery has had on crime fiction.

Mark Lythgoe examines the cultural impact of the iconic image of the double helix.