An MRI aboard the ISS would be smaller and lighter than its Earth-bound counterparts like this one
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Compact whole-body MRI scanner under consideration for ISS

By Brian Dodson

October 26, 2012

A multitalented group of engineers led by Professor Gordon Sarty is developing a compact Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanner for spaceflight duty. The intent is to support space medicine research and astronaut health monitoring required for longer and more remote space missions. The first post of duty would be on the International Space Station (ISS), to monitor physiological changes occurring during long-duration missions. Sarty is Acting Chair of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Saskatchewan.

Read more: Compact whole-body MRI scanner under consideration for ISS — gizmag.

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