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Portable MRI might make the world a better place

Los Alamos' Battlefield MRI uses ultra-low-field magnetic resonance imaging to create images of the brain that can be used in field hospitals or in remote villages.
August 9, 2015
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Portable MRI systems created by Lab researchers can be used in battlefield hospitals.

Science on the Hill: Portable MRI might make the world a better place

by Michelle Espy

Science moves forw­­ard in surprising ways. Sometimes researching one problem solves another you weren’t even thinking about. Consider the winding path our team at Los Alamos National Laboratory took from brain-imaging research through explosives detection to developing a simple magnetic resonance imaging system that might help sick children in Uganda.

This article first appeared in the Santa Fe New Mexican.