The Long Road to Stockholm: The Story of Magnetic Resonance Imaging - An Autobiography

Hardcover | February 21, 2013

byPeter Mansfield

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In this autobiography, Sir Peter Mansfield describes his life from war time childhood that initially sparked his interest in physics to his work in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) that eventually led to the award of the Nobel Prize in 2003. Peter Mansfield grew up in London, but was evacuated to Devon during the blitz and following the V1 and V2 attacks on London. At the end of hostilities, he worked briefly in the printing industry before deciding to pursue his real interests in science by joining the Rocket Propulsion Department atWestcott near Aylesbury. Following a period of National Service and his studies at Queen Mary College, University of London, he married and moved to the USA for two years, returning in 1964 as a Lecturer in Physics at the University of Nottingham. In 1972 he spent a sabbatical period in Heidelberg, and during this period corresponded with his student, Peter Grannell, in Nottingham on the novel idea of magnetic resonance imaging. This led to his first paper on MRI which was presented at the first Specialised Colloque Ampere in 1973. Duringthis period, he demonstrated how the MRI radio signals can be analysed and turned into images of the body. In 2003 the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded jointly to Sir Peter and Paul Lauterbur for their crucial achievements in the development of MRI.

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In this autobiography, Sir Peter Mansfield describes his life from war time childhood that initially sparked his interest in physics to his work in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) that eventually led to the award of the Nobel Prize in 2003. Peter Mansfield grew up in London, but was evacuated to Devon during the blitz and following th...

Sir Peter Mansfield is at the Sir Peter Mansfield Magnetic Resonance Centre at the University of Nottingham, UK.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.1 inPublished:February 21, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199664544

ISBN - 13:9780199664542

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Table of Contents

1. The War Years2. Rocket Science3. Salad Days at University4. Marriage and the American Dream5. The Wanderers Return6. Alt-Heidelberg, du feine7. Krakow and the Lauterbur Epiphany8. Hounsfield and EMI9. The Golden Years10. Brief Encounter with Technicare11. Patent affairs at Nottingham12. A New Vice Chancellor13. Nobel Prize Speculation14. Antagonisms to MRI15. Beyond the Nobel16. The Epilogue