Main part of a prototype Nuclear Magnetic Resonance machine, Europe, 1970-1975

Made:
1970-1975 in Europe
maker:
Unknown

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Main part of magnet and electronic circuitry from prototype Nuclear Magnetic Resonance system, early 1970s. Whole
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Main part of magnet and electronic circuitry from prototype Nuclear Magnetic Resonance system, early 1970s. Detail
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Main part of magnet and electronic circuitry from prototype Nuclear Magnetic Resonance system, early 1970s. Detail of
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

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.

Details

Category:
Radiomedicine
Object Number:
1988-186 Pt8
Measurements:
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
type:
nmr machine
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
status:
Permanent collection

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