Opportunity to learn about X-rays

Ellen Howie with xray
Ellen Howie with xray

The amazing role of X-rays in modern day healthcare is the subject of the first Medicine4Members talk of 2014 at Calderdale Royal Hospital on Monday (Feb 10).

Radiographer Ellen Howie who heads up the Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust’s vascular, isotope and fluoroscopy units, will deliver it.

Her talk includes information about how and when X-rays were first discovered back in 1895, supported by amusing black and white photos of the earliest technology to the present day and the Trust’s state of the art scanning


She will also touch on their use in archaeology such as scanning mummies and the x-raying of famous works of art.

Ellen has been abroad to use her expertise when mass graves have been discovered and the x-rays can be used to help identify bodies for their loved ones.

The talk at Calderdale Royal Hospital starts after registration at 5.30 pm and is in the lecture theatre.

It would be of interest to schools where pupils might be considering a career in radiology.