Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) has played a big role in shaping the healthcare industry’s approach to detection, monitoring, and tracking of medical conditions. Since its invention in the 1970s, a lot of improvements have been made to increase its performance and accessibility. As the industry continues to digitalize, we can expect more changes that will make MRIs more powerful and efficient.
The fifty-year history of MRI takes us from early plans scribbled on a napkin at a Pittsburgh Eat n’ Park in 1971, through developments to increase patient comfort and image quality in the 1980s, and into a future where AI can predict, survey, and manage a patient’s likelihood for dementia. In this special episode, Arthur Kaindl talks to experts in the field, Bruce Rosen, M.D., Franz Schmitt, Jürgen Hennig, and Vivek Muthurangu, M.D., about the recent and eventful history of MRI.
In today’s conversation, you’ll hear about the development of the first MRI machine and the challenges faced by the inventors. You’ll learn about the improvements that have been made and the impact that they’ve had on the healthcare industry, as well as what the future holds for MRI machines and what it’ll take to get there.
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Jürgen Hennig and Franz Schmitt received financial support from Siemens Healthineers for this collaboration.
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