Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Case Histories of Significant Medical Advances

34 Pages Posted: 26 Jul 2019 Last revised: 25 Jun 2021

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Amar Bhide

Harvard University - Business School (HBS)

Srikant Datar

Harvard University - Accounting & Control Unit

Katherine Stebbins

Harvard University - Business School (HBS)

Date Written: July 1, 2021

Abstract

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) initial commercialization and routine diagnostic use (in the 1980s); and 3) growth in sales and uses (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

Suggested Citation

Bhide, Amar and Datar, Srikant and Stebbins, Katherine, Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Case Histories of Significant Medical Advances (July 1, 2021). Harvard Business School Accounting & Management Unit Working Paper No. 20-001, Harvard Business School General Management Unit Working Paper No. 20-001, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3427247 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3427247

Amar Bhide

Harvard University - Business School (HBS) ( email )

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Srikant Datar (Contact Author)

Harvard University - Accounting & Control Unit ( email )

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Katherine Stebbins

Harvard University - Business School (HBS) ( email )

Soldiers Field Road
Morgan 270C
Boston, MA 02163
United States

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