Once again, Dr Stockwell kindly arranged an evening to talk to the Year 13 Physics students about medical imaging.
Wearing the required, heavy, lead-lined protective clothing, our students were given the opportunity to see the X-ray equipment in operation and to analyse an image of a phantom body. They even tasted the barium sulphate solution used to improve the contrast of the image in certain situations.
Dr Stockwell then showed the students stents and how to use them, before looking at the computer system which he uses to combine different types of scan when diagnosing a patient.
Westholme students always perform exceptionally well in the medical physics section of the examinations and I am sure that Dr Stockwell’s annual presentation is a significant contributor to their success. A big thank you must go to him for taking the time to host our students each year.
Report: Mr Hiller