Scientists consider meat pie mammography and self heating bathtubs

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: (Published 13 March 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:581
  1. Oona Mashta
  1. 1Oxford

Scientists who have been honoured with an Ig Nobel prize for science, awarded for work which “first makes you laugh, then makes you think,” have been touring the United Kingdom this week sharing some of their plans for the future.

The past winner Brian Witcombe, a consultant radiologist at Gloucestershire Royal NHS Foundation, showed off his latest project. “I’ll be looking at the whole field of culinary radiology, including the imaging of ingested material and radiology in the food production and retail industries.

“I’ll be exploring the value of meat pie mammography, computed tomography of vegetables, and the cost benefit of fruit radiography,” he said.

Dr Witcombe won his Ig Nobel prize, a spoof of the …

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