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‘Iseult’ the World’s most powerful MRI


Why is it in the news?

  • ‘Iseult’ the World’s most powerful MRI scans the first images of the human brain.

About Iseult

  • Iseult is recognized as the world’s most powerful MRI scanner.
  • It has a magnetic field strength of 7 teslas, providing 10 times more precision than commonly used MRIs.
  • This enhanced precision enables the scanning of images with unprecedented detail, particularly beneficial for understanding the anatomy of the human brain.

Significance:

  • Iseult’s advanced capabilities have the potential to refine our understanding of the human brain’s anatomy.
  • It could contribute significantly to research on diseases such as Alzheimer’s, depression, schizophrenia, and other psychological conditions.
  • The high precision of Iseult’s scans may facilitate early detection and more accurate diagnosis of these conditions.
About MRI Technology

·       MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) is a non-invasive medical imaging test.

·       It produces detailed images of internal structures in the human body using a combination of a large magnet and radio waves.

·       Unlike X-rays, MRI exams do not produce ionizing radiation, making them safer for patients.

Applications:

·       MRI scans can depict organs, bones, muscles, and blood vessels with high clarity.

·       Widely used in medical diagnosis and treatment planning for various conditions including brain disorders, cardiovascular diseases, and cancer.

·       Functional MRI (fMRI) is a specialized type of MRI that maps blood flow to specific areas of the brain, aiding in brain surgery and understanding brain function.

·       Significance for Medical Research:

·       Iseult’s advanced capabilities have the potential to refine our understanding of the human brain’s anatomy.

·       It could contribute significantly to research on diseases such as Alzheimer’s, depression, schizophrenia, and other psychological conditions.

·       The high precision of Iseult’s scans may facilitate early detection and more accurate diagnosis of these conditions.

 

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