Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is done for many reasons. It reveals detailed information about health issues that cannot be seen with other imaging methods such as X-ray, ultrasound, or CT scan. For one mother and child, however, the MRI represents something completely different and truly amazing.
New mother Rebecca Saxe is a neuroscientist at MIT, she is also a mother of a baby boy. Her curiosity as a scientist but her sense of duty as a mother led her to decide to get an MRI with her son.
This particular MR image, though, was not made for diagnostic purposes. No one had ever made an MRI image of a mother and child. So she wanted to see it.
According to a recent article in the Smithsonian, scientists at MIT reconfigured a magnetic resonance scanner to capture the mother and her baby, but they never expected the resulting image would leave so many stunned.
The image gives an intriguing, yet captivating look at the bond between mother and child.
Rebecca wrote: “To some people, this image was a disturbing reminder of the fragility of human beings. Others were drawn to the way that the two figures, with their clothes and hair and faces invisible, became universal, and could be any human mother and child, at any time or place in history,”
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