IBM team boosts MRI resolution - 100 million times finer than current MRI

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    edesignuk

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    BBC.

    The big blue's R&D departments never cease to amaze.
     
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    sushi

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    Awesome.

    This will definitely be great for the medical community.

    Big Blue R&D is amazing. So many cool things over the years. :)
     
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    Wow, MRI was one of those imaging modalities that I thought couldn't improve, much like I think about CT images.

    I figured proton CT was the way of the future, but I guess I was wrong. Do you know how difficult i would be to fit a 1 km diamater synchrotron into a hospital? :eek:
     
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    Only makes sense to be able to basically never find the limit for this kind of imaging. Theoretically one could see down to at least the molecular level as technology advances.

    Id think that at a certain nano distance magnetic fields and quantum foam or something like that, wont be detectable using the traditional process of MRI.
     
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    Personally, I'm waiting for them to fit it in a tricorder... :D
     
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    Wow, actually seeing bacteria and such... that would be amazing.

    umm... isn't that basically what MRI's already do? So now they're just detecting even smaller magnetic forces?
     

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