What is MRI?
MRI or Magnetic Resonance Imaging is a medical imaging technique that is basically used in radiology to produce pictures of the anatomy of the body.
MRI scanners use strong magnetic fields, radio waves, and field gradients to generate images of the organs inside the body. MRI does not involve x-rays, which distinguishes it from CT or CAT scans. Magnetic resonance imaging is a form of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR). NMR can also be used for imaging in other NMR applications such as NMR spectroscopy.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging has a wide range of applications in medical diagnosis and more than 25,000 scanners are estimated to be in use worldwide. MRI affects diagnosis and treatment in many medical specialties.
Although many researchers had already described most of the underlying physics, magnetic resonance imaging was discovered by Dr. Lawrence Bennett and Dr. Irwin Weisman in 1971. Their findings were published in the journal Science on December 22, 1972. In the late 1970s, physicists Dr. Peter Mansfield and Dr. Paul Lauterbur, developed more advanced techniques, like the echo-planar imaging (EPI) technique, that would lead to scans taking seconds rather than hours and produce clearer images than Bennett and Weisman had. Mansfield and Lauterbur were awarded the 2003 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their “discoveries concerning magnetic resonance imaging”. Source: Wikipedia
Read more about MRI History in this article: History of magnetic resonance imaging.
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