A unit of radiodensity used in evaluating images produced by CT scanners. On its scale, air is −1000, water is 0, and dense bone is 3000. Symbol, HU.
It is named for Sir Godfrey Newbold Hounsfield, the inventor of the CT scanner, who received a Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1979.
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