History of Medicine

Video Clips of Professor Roger Ordidge on YouTube

Nottingham University – imaging research with Peter Mansfield

Creating the world’s first Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) movie, 1982

The MRI Scanner – how it works

Magnetic Resonance Imaging – how it works: Fourier transform and use of contrast

Magnetic Resonance Imaging – how it works: gradient echoes and K space

Into industry - Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (1982-86) applied to body metabolism

Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (1982-86) – revealing tissue biochemistry

Nottingham - the Birdcage Coil

Scanning for birth defects

Tagging the blood

Inventions and patents

Detroit - applying MRI to visualise brain ischemia

Solving the problems of diffusion weighted imaging with navigator echo

Disappointments and successes

University College London – a new lab at Queen Square for Europe’s highest field magnet, 1994

High field magnets and the magnetic susceptibility of tissue

Imaging the brains of birth asphyxiated babies

A new MRI machine and 32-channel head coil

Cooling the brains of birth asphyxiated babies, and other projects

Reflections on a career - Lauterbur and Mansfield’s Nobel Prize

Not quite scientists

Highlights of my career