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16 mind-blowing GIFs of everyday foods in an MRI scanner

See corn as you never imagined you’d see it.

THE WONDERS OF science can be both strange and hypnotising.

Andy Ellison, over on his blog Inside Insides, is an MRI technologist at Boston University Medical School, with the Centre for Biomedical Imaging. He runs a research-only Philips 3 Tesla MRI scanner and manually scans in things to capture the beautiful GIFs you see below.

It’s a glimpse inside objects we see everyday – and the results are fascinating.

1. Corn

2. Tomato

3. Garlic – axial

4. Garlic – coronal

5. Banana

6. Peach

7. Bamboo shoot

8. Strawberries

9. Horned melon – spin echo

10. Horned melon – sagittal

11. Onion

12. Pomegranate

13. Lettuce

14. Lily

15. Watermelon

16. Pineapple

All images reproduced with Andy Ellison’s full permission

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