Improving Health & Medicine

Weizmann “Did You Know?” – Facts About MRI


This six-minute video explains what magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, is and how it works by using a strong magnetic field and radio waves to create detailed images of organs and tissue inside our bodies. MRI, and functional MRI in particular, have radically changed neuroscience by allowing unprecedented literal insight into the brain.

The Weizmann Institute of Science is upgrading from a 3 Tesla MRI magnet to a 7 Tesla, which is 140,000 times stronger than the Earth’s magnetic field! This will significantly accelerate critical neuroscience investigations. (Note: video has no sound.)