Rowland W. Redington
(1925 – 1995)
Rowland W. Redington was an American physicist who helped the General Electric company, and the country, gain a leadership role in diagnostic imaging. His work contributed to computed tomography x-ray scanning (CT), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Both innovations have improved the health and well-being of millions around the world.
Medical Imaging’s Player Coach
Redington did not produce inventions on his own. He led research and business teams to create efficient imaging systems. He recruited talented technologists and coached his team to work together and complement each other. Redington had a remarkable ability to bring out the best in each team member and created a new model for collaborative research which persists today.
These portraits were commissioned by Dean Kamen for the SEE Science Center. The artist is Jack Kamen (1920-2008), an American graphic artist and Dean's father. The series was created to inspire children through the stories of scientists and engineers whose work changed the world. While many of the pieces represent men, the duo worked hard to identify female scientists. Had Jack not passed, their goal was to continue to increase representation within the collection. The original artwork is on display at the SEE Science Center in the Jack Kamen Portrait Gallery.