Nobel prize in medicine awarded to MRI pioneers

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: (Published 09 October 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:827
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. London

    The 2003 Nobel prize in medicine has been awarded jointly to two scientists who played key parts in the development of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), it was announced this week.

    The Nobel Assembly at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, awarded the prize in physiology or medicine jointly to Paul Lauterbur, professor of chemistry, biophysics, and computational biology at the University of Illinois, and Peter Mansfield, emeritus professor of physics, at the University of Nottingham, for their discoveries in MRI.

    The announcement stated: “This …

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