Raymond V. Damadian

Born: 1936
Birthplace: Forest Hills, N.Y.

Apparatus and method for detecting cancer in tissue—Damadian invented the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner that has revolutionized diagnostic medicine. The MRI yields radio signal outputs from the body's tissue that can be either transformed into images or analyzed to provide the chemical composition of the tissue. (1989)


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