Making MRI More Affordable & Accessible


12:30-1:30 *Lunch will be served* - Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) uses physics to provide useful information for a wide variety of disciplines. Unfortunately, conventional MRI is very expensive and often only available in dedicated medical or research facilities. In this talk, I will discuss the efforts of the physics research group at Sarah Lawrence College to build a low-cost mini-MRI system that will be specialized for small samples such as zebrafish. Our group uses physics to re-design the standard MRI system to use low-cost materials, and we provide the design files, experimental results, and analysis programs online so others can use and adapt our design. Come hear the progress we have made thus far, and the plans for the future (including when we might possibly start seeing some images!)

Reappointment Talk
Science 103, Sarah Lawrence College