Robert Nason Beck

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Birthday
26, 1928
Birthplace
Texas
Death Date
Aug 6, 2008 (80)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
26, 1928
Birthplace
Texas
Death Date
Aug 6, 2008 (80)

About

Scientist of nuclear medicine who used radioscopy and collimators in his research on disease detection. The Positron Emission Tomography technique for detecting diseases that he first proposed in 1961 is still used today.

Before Fame

He served in the Navy before attending the University of Chicago, where he earned a B.A. in 1954

Trivia

He was the director at the Argonne Cancer Research Hospital in 1957.

Family Life

He married Ariadne Plumis in 1958.

Associated With

He was influenced by Ernest Rutherford.