The Story of MRI with Dr. Raymond Damadian

Date(s) - April 1, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Cloverdale Baptist Church

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The Story of MRI with Dr Raymond Damadian

A former atheist, Dr. Raymond Damadian is the “father of the MRI” (Magnetic Resonance Imaging). MRI is widely recognized as “one of the great medical breakthroughs of the 20th century”. MRIs are able to detect diseased tissue or injury more accurately, safely, and efficiently than any other medical imaging technique. Over one billion MRI scans have been completed since its invention, with over 60 million additional scans each year.

While studying violin at the world-famous Juilliard School of Music at the age of 15, Damadian competed with nearly 100,000 applicants and won a Ford Foundation Scholarship. This enabled him to complete a mathematics degree at the University of Wisconsin. He then earned his medical degree at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and later did graduate work in biophysics at Harvard.

Damadian then became a professor at the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center, where he taught until he founded a company to manufacture MRI scanners. He also published widely in peer-reviewed scientific literature, including a highly cited cover article on MRI in the leading journal Science, wherein he laid the foundations for making MRI scans possible. A notable achievement is being inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in 1989. The first MRI scanner ever built, by Damadian himself, was placed in the Smithsonian Institution that same year.

Saturday, April 1st, 7:00 pm
Access to the Truth and It’s Power: The Story of MRI + Mankind’s Escape from the Ball and Chain of Evolution
Cloverdale Baptist Church
18685 64 Ave, Surrey

Sunday, April 2nd, 10:30 am
In Christ are Hid All the Treasures of Wisdom and Knowledge
Glad Tidings Church
3456 Fraser St, Vancouver

1 comment for “The Story of MRI with Dr. Raymond Damadian

  1. It is not easy to be called as the father of the MRI. There are many people that are becoming professionals in this field. Many of them are even very talented. In the race of talented people MRI technologies are improving. Being a MRI professional myself, I feel proud to be one of the medical experts like Dr. Raymond.

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