Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Case Histories of Significant Medical Advances
19 Pages Posted: 26 Jul 2019 Last revised: 6 Aug 2020
Date Written: July 31, 2020
We describe how and why Magnetic Resource Imaging (MRI) came to complement – and partially replace -- computed tomography (CT) imaging of soft tissue. Specifically we chronicle: 1) the development of foundational techniques and prototypes (through the 1970s); 2) how U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) approval for the new device was secured (in the early 1980s); 3) post-approval commercial adoptions (in the late 1980s); and 4) growth in adoptions and MRI use --- after setbacks (in the 1990s).
Keywords: Health Care and Treatment, Technological Innovation, Innovation Strategy, Technology Adoption, Collaborative Innovation and Invention, Innovation and Invention, Governing Rules Regulations and Reforms
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