History of MRI
- Isidor Isaac Rabi first described the NMR phenomenon in 1938
- Felix Bloch and Edward Purcell :: NMR phenomenon in liquids and in solids this laid the physical basis for MRI.
- 1971: Raymond Damadian used NMR in biomedical applications, measuring T1 and T2 relaxation times in rat tumors.
- Paul C. Lauterbur and Peter Mansfield described the use of magnetic field gradients to localize NMR signals in 1973, a technical development that laid the foundation for MRI as it is currently performed. Lauterbur and Mansfield got the 2003 Nobel Prize in Physiology/Medicine.
- July 1977, Damadian’s machine, Indomitable produced crude images of the human thorax. First human images.
History of MRI Reviewed by Sumer Sethi on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 Rating: