Paul C Lauterbur Biography

Chemist, Scientist, Educator (1929–2007)
Paul C. Lauterbur is an American chemist best known for his work in helping to develop magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for internal body structures scanning.


American chemist Paul Lauterbur's work helped bring the medical world the MRI to scan internal body structures. He shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with his colleague Peter Mansfield for his work in 2003. His earlier work on nuclear magnetic resonance, which he focused on while in the Army, served as the foundation for his work on MRI.

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