Paul Christian Lauterbur

Paul Christian Lauterbur

Sidney, Shelby County, Ohio, USA
Death 27 Mar 2007 (aged 77)
Urbana, Champaign County, Illinois, USA
Burial Sidney, Shelby County, Ohio, USA
Memorial ID 18681702 · View Source
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Inventor. Known as "the father of MRI," he was a chemist who made the development of magnetic-resonace-imaging possible. In 2003, he and physicist Sir Peter Mansfield were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. The MRI technique gives physicians the ability to look inside the human body without using harmful radiation. It is valuable for imaging the brain and spinal cord, monitoring the progress of diseases and assessing damage to knees and joints. More than 60 million MRI examinations are performed every year. He is also a member of the Inventors Hall of Fame.

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  • Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
  • Added: 30 Mar 2007
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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Paul Christian Lauterbur (6 May 1929–27 Mar 2007), Find a Grave Memorial no. 18681702, citing Graceland Cemetery, Sidney, Shelby County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .