LOOK: Reader’s Digest Shares the First Ever Mother and Child MRI Image

The medical technology has evolved tremendously. The early detection of a few abnormalities is now made possible due to medical breakthroughs like 3D ultrasound and relatively evolving MRI scanners.

The 3D Ultrasound, for instance, is not only being used to detect abnormalities but to see a glimpse of how your unborn child would look like. Surprisingly, for this neuroscientist mother, she wanted more than capturing the best moment!

She wanted to scan the first in history, her most intimate 3T magnetic resonance imaging scanner image of her and 2-year-old son.

MRI Image of mother and child

Photo credit: Rebecca Saxe and Atushi Takahas/Courtesy Athinoula A. Martinos Imaging Center at the McGovern Institute for Brain Research, MIT. 

According to Reader’s Digest, it is “the first ever Mother/Child MRI image.” The Photograph was from the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at MIT.

As stated in the article, Rebecca Saxe, the mom and an MIT neuroscientist who specializes in scanning children’s brain activity, brought her 2-month-old son (Percy) to get “a side-by-side scan of a mother and child,” which no one has ever done before.

Furthermore, the article stated that it took 50 scans and months of preparation to capture the above image. Rebecca Saxe told Reader’s Digest: “The two figures, with their clothes and hair and faces invisible … could be any human mother and child, at any time or place in history.” (Source)

I am glad that there are one-of-a-kind developments like this that would preserve the most intimate and legitimate moment of a mother and child.

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