The world's most powerful MRI machine

A collaboration between German and French researchers is creating a human MRI machine with unparalleled potential to illuminate the brain.

Nikola Tesla's last name isn't just a car brand. Tesla is also the metric for the magnetic strength of MRI machines.

Whereas historically powerful MRI machines have registered around 7-10 tesla, a new generation of machines are breaking the mold and registering up to 11.7 Tesla.

Along with this novel magnetic strength comes the potential for groundbreaking medical discoveries.

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Video script: Wouter van de Klippe