MRI pioneer & Nobel laureate Sir Peter Mansfield passes away
Q. Which MRI pioneer was a British Nobel prize winner?- Published on 13 Feb 17
a. Sir Peter Mansfield
b. Sir Peter Chesterfield
c. Sir Peter Kensfield
d. None of the above
ANSWER: Sir Peter Mansfield
A British Nobel Prize winner who pioneered body scanning technology that has revolutionised science and medicine has died at the age of 83.
In the 1970s, Professor Sir Peter Mansfield led a University of Nottingham team that turned magnetic resonance imaging into the powerful tool.
MRI scans use strong magnetic fields and radio waves to generate 3D images of the body’s internal organs without potentially harmful X-rays.Peter Mansfield: Know More
- Sir Peter Mansfield FRS, was an English physicist who was awarded the 2003 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.
- This was shared with Paul Lauterbur, for discoveries concerning Magnetic Resonance Imaging.
- Born: 9 October 1933, Lambeth, London, United Kingdom
- Died: 8 February 2017
- Known for: Magnetic resonance imaging
- Education: University of London, Queen Mary University of London
- Awards: Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
- Notable awards: Fellow of the Royal Society (1987), Knight Bachelor (1993), Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (2003)