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National Inventor's Hall of Fame as the Inventor of the MRI

1987 National Inventor's Hall of Fame as the Inventor of the MRI

Dr. Raymond Damadian was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame,
February 12, 1989, for the invention of magnetic resonance scanning (more)

National Medal of Technology from President Reagan for the MRI

1988 National Medal of Technology from President Reagan for the MRI
Dr. Damadian receiving the nation's highest honor in technology, The National Medal of Technology "For their independent contributions in conceiving and developing the application of magnetic resonance technology to medical uses including whole-body scanning and diagnostic imaging." (more)

Lemelson-MIT Lifetime Achievement Award Winner for the MRI 2001 Lemelson-MIT Lifetime Achievement Award Winner for the MRI
Lemelson-Mit Program Bestows Lifetime Achievement Award To Pioneer Of Diagnostic Medicine (more)
Nobel Discrepancy

Nobel Politics
There is a shameful discrepancy between the history of the MRI and the Noble Prize for it. Many physicians and scientists continue to protest. How can the enormous discrepancy be explained? The question is not for us to answer. It's for the Nobel Committee.(more)

2004 Benjamin Franklin Medal and Bower Award

2004 Benjamin Franklin Medal and Bower Award
Dr.Damadian receives The Benjamin Franklin Medal and The Bower Award for Business Leadership cited for his contribution to the origination of MR scanning. "In 1969 Raymond Damadian first proposed the idea of using nuclear magnetic resonance technology to scan the human body externally for early signs of malignancy. He went on to design and build the first MR scanner that produced the first human image in 1977." (more)

2007 Invention of the Year

2007 Invention of the Year
The Intellectual Property Owners Education Foundation is delighted to present the 2007 National Inventor of the Year Award to Raymond V. Damadian for his development of Upright™ MRI technology. (more)

American Institute For Medical and Biological Engineering Award 2009 American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, Honorary Fellow Award.
Timeline of MRI Timeline of MRI With Documents (more)

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