Radiologists often use MRI images to diagnose various ailments, but did you know that fruits and vegetables could undergo MRI scans as well? A technologist at Boston University School of Medicine initially did a test scan on an orange. The test images he saw amazed him, and he began to test other produce.
Let’s take a closer look at the MRI images of produce he produced.
While bananas may create an obvious MRI image, this fruit provides a variety of vitamins and minerals. As one of the most widely consumed fruits, bananas can help lower blood pressure and reduce risk of disease including cancer and asthma. Of all the vitamins and minerals that you can absorb from eating bananas, this yellow fruit is known for being particularly high in potassium, protein, and dietary fiber.
Pomegranate arils, or seeds, as pictured in this MRI image may be small and abundant, but they are a rich source of antioxidants. Drinking the juice of pomegranates can significantly reduce oxidative stress.
This popular fruit disguised as a vegetable can harbor various benefits when consumed daily. Along with improving stomach health and digestion, eating tomatoes can results in improved eye sighs, reduced blood pressure, and reduced cholesterol levels.
Not only are cucumbers low-calorie, but they are high in nutrients and hydrating properties. Cucumbers are one of the best phytonutrients, which have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer benefits.
Melons are known for their high water and potassium levels. Melon consumption can result in healthy skin and healthy blood pressure levels. The vitamin C and copper found in melon aids in collagen productions and tissue repair.
These are just a few of the fruits and veggies that MRI technologist, Andy Ellison, captured using MRI technology. At Clovis Open MRI, we utilize MRI’s to provide quality imaging care to our patients. Click here to learn more about Open MRI’s.