It Runs in the Family

 

 

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It Runs in the Family,2017  (Perspex, zinc plates, ink, steel, family medical scans and photos)

 

Created in response to my visits to CERN and shown as part of the CSM x CMS: Entangled exhibition, It Runs in the Family is a personal family portrait and a tribute to CERN's open research and contributions in developing a PET scan device prototype targeting breast cancer. PET scanners focus on metabolic activity, and use scintillating crystals and detector plates (which are essentially cameras) to capture and translate photons into visible light, creating images of active tumours in the body.