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MRI co-inventor to speak Tuesday in Buffalo

One of the inventors of magnetic resonance imaging will give a talk open to the public on Tuesday on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.

Dr. Raymond V. Damadian is a recipient of the National Medal of Technology and a member of the National Inventors Hall of Fame for his discoveries that helped produce the innovation that today is a key part of medical diagnostics and treatment.

Damadian will give a lecture on “MRI: A story of discovery in medicine” at 5 p.m. in Room 5019 of the University at Buffalo’s Clinical and Translational Research Center, 875 Ellicott St. Damadian also will talk about the Fonar Corporation, based on Long Island, which he founded in 1978 and which produces MRI machines used in the diagnosis and treatment of neurodegenerative diseases.

The free talk is sponsored by the department of radiology in UB’s Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. Damadian’s granddaughter, Brianna, is a medical student at UB.

Light refreshments will be served at 4:30 p.m. and a reception follows the lecture from 6 to 7 p.m.

No registration is necessary. For more information, contact Michelle Kasprzyk at or 829-5641.