While many scientific discoveries come to nothing, some are destined to change the world. As one of the founding fathers of MRI, did Nikola Tesla realize the impact his work on the origin and behavior of magnetic fields would have on our medical technology today?
A steady knocking. Again and again. Then suddenly it appears: layer by layer, strong magnetic fields show the inner structures of the body to reveal something that normally remains hidden from view. How clearly various structures can be visualized depends on the level of water content in the respective tissue. MRI can image all types of soft tissue especially in fascinating detail.
Over fifty years ago, the foundation was laid for a technology that today supports the widest range of diagnostic radiological procedures: A tribute to magnetic resonance imaging.
The long path to the patient
What’s that knocking?
The MRI at 50 – what lies ahead?
The liquid gold of magnetic resonance imaging
Courtesy (image) of Tongji Hospital, Wuhan, China