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Dr Joshua Kaggie

International Day of Light - #LivefromLucy: "Imaging Light in Medicine" with Dr Joshua Kaggie

Wed 18 May

In this virtual talk, Dr Kaggie will discuss the many different kinds of light and how we use this in medicine. When we think of light, we think about the light that we can see. There are many different kinds of light that we can't see that are very important: heat gives off light as infrared radiation. Doctors and physicists use much lower frequencies of light that comes in the form of electromagnetism to image your body with 'Magnetic Resonance Imaging' or 'MRI'. We also use much higher frequencies of light that from radioactive tracers that we capture in 'Positron Emission Tomography' or 'PET'. New forms of imaging also use light to create sound with 'photoacoustic imaging'. Dr Kaggie will explain the ranges of light, basics of how these work, and give examples of how these are used to help detect diseases better.

About the speaker

Dr Joshua Kaggie completed his PhD in Physics at the University of Utah, USA. His PhD involved building new kinds of equipment for MRI. In 2015, he joined the University of Cambridge and has been involved in new physics methods for imaging cancers and osteoarthritis with better sensitivity. Dr Kaggie currently manages the MRI equipment at a facility Cambridge Biomedical Campus.

Please register to receive Zoom joining instructions for this event. This event is free and open to all.

Cost: Free

Enquiries and booking

Please note that booking is required for this event.

Enquiries: Ella Barrett Website Email: ella.barrett@lucy.cam.ac.uk


Live Stream

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Wed 18 May 6:00PM - 7:00PM


Please note: the venue is to be confirmed