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  • 05.17.11

    M.R.I., 1974

    New York Times | Nicholas Bakalar

    The technology for measuring the magnetic properties of atomic nuclei goes back to the 1930s. But it took decades for scientists to put it to medical use. On Feb. 9, 1974, The New York Times reported in its Patents of the Week column that Dr. Raymond V. Damadian, a physician and biophysicist at Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, had patented a method for distinguishing normal from cancerous tissue by what was then called nuclear magnetic resonance.

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