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10 Amazing MRI Stills of Fruits and Vegetables

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As conscious eaters you know your farmers, and what goes into your food. But have you ever looked inside the food you eat? These fascinating MRI images of all of our favorite fruits and vegetables come from Andy Ellison. He’s an MRI technologist at Boston University Medical School and has been posting these images on his blog, Inside Insides, he manually acquires from a research only Philips 3 Tesla MRI he runs.

1. Tomato

Tomato Photo ©Inside Insides

2. Pomegranate

Pomegranate Photo ©Inside Insides

3. Pineapple

Pineapple Photo ©Inside Insides

4. Banana

BananaPhoto ©Inside Insides

5. Onion

Onion Photo ©Inside Insides

6. Melon

Melon Photo ©Inside Insides

7. Cucumber

Cucumber Photo ©Inside Insides

8. Watermelon

Watermelon Photo ©Inside Insides

9. Corn

Corn Photo ©Inside Insides

10. Heirloom Tomato

Heirloom Tomato Photo ©Inside Insides

Colossal and io9 both alerted me to these wonderful–and sometimes frightening–MRI images, but do check out Inside Insides for the full collection of MRI stills and animated gifs of fruits, flowers, vegetables and plants.


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