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French researchers building world’s most powerful MRI scanner

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By ITN News Editor September 19, 2019 12:30

French researchers building world’s most powerful MRI scanner

Researchers in France are developing an MRI scanner using a supermagnet that would produce brain imaging of a much higher resolution, and could better explain neurological functions and detect illnesses at their onset.The giant magnet, which is being developed through Project Iseult at the Neurospin facility near Paris, could help better diagnose maladies such as Alzheimer’s disease, the team says.Magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, uses strong magnetic fields and radio waves to produce detailed images from inside the body.Project Iseult’s new supermagnet measures 5 metres in length and 5 metres (16ft.) in diameter, about as long as a sedan, and weighs 130 metric tonnes, the weight of a blue whale.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor September 19, 2019 12:30

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