50 years of MRI: how the LUMC can make this indispensable technology affordable for the rest of the world

Exactly 50 years ago, Paul Lauterbur published the basic principle of MRI in Nature. A revolution within medicine. Since then, MRI has become increasingly detailed, but also expensive. This makes MRI inaccessible to a large subset of the world's population. Professor at Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC), Andrew Webb, describes this week in Nature what is needed to make MRI available to the entire world population.

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