The First MRI
The Carlat Psychiatry Report, Volume 2, Number 6, June 2004
Daniel Carlat, MD
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In 1977, Raymond Damadian and a team of graduate students put together the first whole-body MRI scanner, which they dubbed the “Indomitable.” Damadian volunteered himself as the first guinea pig.