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Definition of Hounsfield

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.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
http://www.medterms.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=38585
Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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