Creationist Inventor Honored
IPO Education Foundation Honors Top Inventor of 2007 - Upright(TM) MRI Inventor Recognized for Patented Innovation on Capitol Hill
Professor Raymond Damadian, M.D. is currently President and Chairman of FONAR Corporation (NASDAQ: FONR) , Melville, New York. Dr. Damadian is being recognized for his development of Upright(TM) Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) technology. This invention allows physicians to image patients in various weight-bearing positions in order to view tissues or analyze the spine, joints, or bones for fractures under the strain of normal use rather than in a prone position. The device also allows doctors to image the cardiovascular system when the body is upright and blood is being propelled against gravity.
"We are delighted to honor Dr. Damadian with this award," said IPO Foundation President Harry J. Gwinnell. "His contributions to the field of magnetic resonance imaging, particularly with the Upright(TM) MRI technology for which we salute him today, have been critical in advancing modern medicine's diagnostic and treatment capabilities."
Currently, Dr. Damadian has patents pending on a 360 degree or "room size" MRI, which allows surgeons complete access to a patient in the operating room during MRI scans, providing immediate diagnostic analysis of the surgery and allowing a surgeon to see images of the tissues as surgery is being performed. In this fashion, surgeons will be able to adapt operational procedures and techniques and can view lesions such as tumors in detail to be certain that they have removed 100% of the diseased tissue.
Damadian, of course, is the creationist inventor/researcher who helped develop the original MRI and was inducted into the Inventors Hall of Fame. He made headlines when he was snubbed for a Nobel prize for no given reason, likely because of his creationist views.
So much for "creationists aren't scientists."