Media advisory: MRI inventor to give lecture on his scientific discovery, which revolutionized health care

Damadian will discuss new ways that the technology is being used in neurodegenerative diseases

Release Date: May 13, 2016

In 2001, Damadian was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Lemelson-MIT Prize Program as the man who invented the MRI scanner.
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BUFFALO, N.Y. — Raymond V. Damadian, MD, an inventor of magnetic resonance imaging, will give a lecture on “MRI: A story of discovery in medicine” at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 17th in Room 5019 of the University at Buffalo’s Clinical and Translational Research Center, 875 Ellicott St., Buffalo.

Free and open to the public, the talk, sponsored by the Department of Radiology in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at UB, is the Annual Alfred H. Dobrak, MD Radiology Lecture.

Press arrangements: Contact Ellen Goldbaum at 716-645-4605, or Angelo DelBalso, MD, DDS, chair of the Department of Radiology, on-site.

Damadian will discuss how he made his transformational discovery that led to the technology that is such a critical part of medical diagnostics and treatment today.

He also will talk about the latest news from Fonar Corporation, the company he founded in 1978 and whose MRI machines are now being used in the diagnosis and treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, including multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease.

A recipient of the National Medal of Technology in 1988, he was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame. In 2001, he was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Lemelson-MIT Prize Program as the man who invented the MRI scanner.

Light refreshments will be served at 4:30 p.m. A reception follows the 5 p.m. lecture, from 6 to 7 p.m. No registration is necessary. For more information, contact Michelle Kasprzyk at mmkasprz@buffalo.edu or 716 829-5641.

 

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