[SIGCIS-Members] Zoom talk of potential interest...Prof. Barry Gilbert The Origin And Evolution of X-Ray Computed Tomography at Mayo Clinic, 1960-1980

Jeffrey Yost yostx003 at umn.edu
Wed Apr 19 18:00:48 PDT 2023

Dear Colleagues,

Helping a colleague in Electrical and Computer Engineering here at UMN to
promote a talk tomorrow on the underlying computing technology of CT, in
which the speaker Prof. Barry Gilbert will present that CT is at least in
part a Mayo/Minnesota story... The time of 4pm is Central Time and Zoom
link and title, speaker, and abstract are below.


Best, Jeff

Date: April 20, 2023
Time: 4pm
Location: Zoom, https://umn.zoom.us/j/94220596055
Host: Prof. Marc Riedel

Speaker: Prof. Barry Gilbert

Title: The Origin And Evolution of X-Ray Computed Tomography at Mayo
Clinic, 1960-1980

Abstract: The advent of X-ray computed tomography (X-ray CT) in the 1970s
is commonly attributed to a now-defunct British company.  In fact, the
earliest work on X-ray CT began at Mayo Clinic in the early 1960s with a
long series of engineering developments carried out by a staff of 50
individuals, which continued until the late 1970s.  A significant number of
technical “firsts” occurred during those years, virtually all of which
appear in modern rotating-gantry machines.  This two-decade history, with a
review of some of these breakthroughs, will be described in this seminar,
by one of the engineers (BKG) who contributed to the successful development
of the prototype first-article demonstrator.

Bio: Barry Gilbert is a Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Director of
the Special-Purpose Processor Development Group at Mayo Clinic in Rochester
MN, an AIMBE Fellow and an IEEE Life Fellow. He received a B.S. degree in
electrical engineering from Purdue and a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering
from U. Minnesota and Mayo Clinic. Since 1970 his research interests have
been in the design of hardware for specialized supercomputers. His team has
designed more than 450 integrated circuits, and has contributed to the
development of more than two dozen special purpose computers, from
chip-sized processors to cabinet-size supercomputers.

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