Have you ever seen tomato by MRI?

Have you ever seen tomato by MRI?
04/04/2015 Margarida Moreira

The tomato is the ninth most produced crop in the world and it is a fruit!

Tomatoes (fruit)– Annual Production 2012: 161,793,834 m / t. The tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) comes from the South American Andes and belongs to the Solanaceae family. This crop is mainly produced in China, India and United States of America. Tomato is mainly consumed as fruit (vegetable) in the salad and as tomato pulp.

In the cuisine, is “married” with mozzarella cheese and basil, providing healthy, fresh, and colorful salads.

Tomato by MRI

This image is the result of studies carried out at tomato using MRI machines (magnetic resonance).

Andy Ellison, a technologist at a research lab  started the project unintentionally / unwittingly. As the technician needed to perform previous tests (before his real investigation) in order to adjust machine settings, he used an orange as an analytical element.
The investigator was surprised and amazed with the results of orange and decided to invest this new art of observing “the inside” and the “blooming” of various fruits and vegetables. Ellison, with the results, created some gifs (Graphics Interchange Format) to share with the world his fantastic and stunning discovery.
Lam, Francis. “Looking into the Soul of Fruit with MRI Scans.” Saloncom RSS. Francis Lam, 21 July 2010. Web. 04 Apr. 2015. <http://www.salon.com/2010/07/21/mri_scans_of_produce/>.

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