A senior at Perry Hall High School is already missing some school time.
But in the case of Ajay Mahesh, he isn't playing hooky—he's skipping across the pond to a medical physics conference.
Mahesh, 16, joined a team of researchers from Johns Hopkins University in presenting research into improving Computed Topography (CT) scanners, at the International Conference on Medical Physics in Brighton, England.
The conference is a four-day presentation of medical physics findings from around the world.
Over the span of a year, Mahesh helped researchers use a computer program called "SAFIRE" to determine an algorithm that improves the output of CT scanners, which provide doctors with images of bone and tissue inside a patient's body.