History of Medicine
 

Video Clips of Professor Sir Peter Mansfield on YouTube

School days in south London


No qualifications but ambitious to become a scientist


Night school and a job in rocketry


Queen Mary College, London University, 1956-64 - the beginning of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR)


First spin echoes in solids


Nottingham University, 1964 – first NMR images


Echo Planar Imaging (EPI)


How EPI works


The race to image the body, 1978


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



Gradient Coil Screening stabilises the magnetic field, necessary for imaging, 1986


Resolution - the limits of functional imaging

Resolution - higher magnetic fields, faster imaging


Safety - protecting patients


Acoustic Screening – noise control


New science and the continuing struggle to get published