ISMRM Historical Archives

Video interviews and talks from noted contributors to the field of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine.

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2013 ISMRM Plenary
Joseph J. H. Ackerman
William Greenleaf Eliot Professor and Professor of Radiology, Washington University School of Medicine

Key Contributions:
Development and application of magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) and imaging (MRI) for study of intact, functioning biological systems.


2012 ISMRM Mansfield lecture
Paul A. Bottomley
Professor of Radiology and Radiological Science and Director of Division of MR Research, Johns Hopkins University

Key Contributions:
Development of first high-field whole-body MRI/MRS system and MRS of the heart and brain.

Erwin L. Hahn
Emeritus Professor of Physics, University of California, Berkeley (deceased)

Key Contributions:
Discovery of the spin echo effect.

Jurgen K. Hennig
Professor and Research Director of the Department of Diagnostic Radiology and Chairman of the Magnetic Resonance Development and Application Center (MRDAC), University of Freiburg

Key Contributions:
Development of the spin echo train (RARE method).

Paul C. Lauterbur
Professor and Director, Biomedical Magnetic Resonance Laboratory, University of Illinois (deceased)

Key Contributions:
Introducing magnetic field gradients in the magnetic field for spatial 2D encoding.

Sir Peter Mansfield
Emeritus Professor of Physics, Nottingham

Key Contributions:
Discovery of magnetic resonance imaging.


2013 ISMRM Plenary
John M. Pauly
Professor of Electrical Engineering, Stanford University

Key Contributions:
Pioneering work in RF pulse design, cardiac MRI and image reconstruction.


2013 ISMRM Plenary
Martin R. Prince
Professor of Radiology, Cornell University and Columbia University

Key Contributions:
Pioneering work in clinical MRI and contrast-enhanced MR angiography.

Norman F. Ramsey, Jr.
Higgens Professor of Physics, Harvard University (deceased)

Key Contributions:
Invention of the separated oscillatory field method and its use in the hydrogen maser and other atomic clocks.

Ian R. Young
Emeritus Professor, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Imperial College London

Key Contributions:
Published the first head images in 1978 and built the world-first MR machine to use a super-conducting magnet for imaging.