Dr. Amit Prasad, Professor of Sociology, began his interest in MRI research as an undergraduate, when, due to a bad headache, he got a CT scan. When he was given the results, he was fascinated by the technology’s ability to create images of the inner body. At the same time he was curious about what he couldn’t see in the images. From that point on development and application of computer-assisted technology such as MRI became Dr. Prasad’s focus in his academic career.
Dr. King discusses how the tools of physics are applied to biology.
Dr. Prasad describes how he became involved in the field of sociology of science. From a CT scan received in undergraduate school to his own international experience, his history is full of technological and social interaction.
Dr. Prasad explains the complex field of the sociology of science, and reveals its longstanding, deeply complex nature. He discusses its importance for the MRI field and how he brings real-life examples to the classroom in order to help students grasp the basic concepts.
Dr. Prasad discusses the three major players in the history of the MRI: the UK, the USA, and India. He explains what each country has done to advance the development of MRI and how each incorporates the MRI field into its economic and social system.