20 MRI Scans of Fruits and Vegetables

Who says MRI scans can’t be beautiful? I know these absolutely mesmerize me. OffBeat found GIF images of various fruits and vegetables that made their way through an MRI machine, and they’re incredible.

Typically, an MRI is used for soft tissue (ligaments, tendons, spinal cord, brain tumors, etc.). It can take up to a half hour and is usually more expensive, but it also doesn’t use nay radiation.

MRI machines use a magnet to send radio waves to read the energy produced by the water molecules as they re-align themselves after each pulse of radio waves. That data actually creates the 2D image of the axis of the body. Since there’s essentially no water in bones, they don’t have an image, which is where the black space comes in.

Can you guess what fruit of veggie each image is? Answers below!

1Corn
1Corn
2Banana
2Banana
3Pineapple
3Pineapple
4Pomegranate
4Pomegranate
5Starfruit
5Starfruit
6Strawberries
6Strawberries
7BrusselsSprouts
7BrusselsSprouts
8Onion
8Onion
9Orange
9Orange
10BellPepper
10BellPepper
11Broccoli
11Broccoli
12Peach
12Peach
13SpaghettiSquash
13SpaghettiSquash
15PassionFruit
15PassionFruit
16Okra
16Okra
17Eggplant
17Eggplant
18Tomato
18Tomato
19Persimmon
19Persimmon
20Garlic
20Garlic
  1. Corn
  2. Banana
  3. Pineapple
  4. Pomegranate
  5. Starfruit
  6. Strawberries
  7. Brussels Sprouts
  8. Onion (with a bruise!)
  9. Orange
  10. Bell Pepper
  11. Broccoli
  12. Peach
  13. Spaghetti Squash
  14. Beet
  15. Passion Fruit
  16. Okra
  17. Eggplant
  18. Tomato
  19. Persimmon
  20. Garlic