Medical Definition of Hounsfield

  • Medical Author:
    William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR

    Dr. Shiel received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from the University of Notre Dame. There he was involved in research in radiation biology and received the Huisking Scholarship. After graduating from St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his Internal Medicine residency and Rheumatology fellowship at the University of California, Irvine. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.

Hounsfield: 1. Godfrey Hounsfield, a key contributor to the creation of the CAT scanner.
2. The unit measuring the brightness of images that appear on a CAT scanner.

Reviewed on 9/7/2018

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