Main part of magnet and electronic circuitry from prototype Nuclear Magnetic Resonance system, early 1970s
This is the magnet and electronic circuit for a prototype Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) machine used in medicine, commonly called MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging). MRI uses NMR signals that build up a picture of the human body by using high frequency radio waves. MRI does not expose the body to radiation or invasive surgery and it can image soft tissues more effectively than X-ray-based methods.
- Object Number:
- 1988-186 Pt8
Magnet: 2190 mm x 1546 mm x 1246 mm,
Bed: 1410 mm x 480 mm x 2000 mm,
Small coil (replica): 11 kg
Large coil: 1205 kg
Large coil (replica): 24 kg
Small coil: 553 kg
- nmr machine
- furnishing and equipment
- tools & equipment
- Permanent collection
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