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Gifted Mind: The Dr. Raymond Damadian Story - Inventor of the MRI

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Today, magnetic resonance imaging machines (MRIs) and similar technologies are saving lives in hospitals and clinics throughout the world. In 1969, this kind of technique was just an idea in the visionary mind of Dr. Raymond Damadian.

As a young boy, he watched his grandmother die painfully from breast cancer. Dr. Damadian would eventually decide on a career in medical research and pioneer this field of amazing research. Although in 1971 his concept of detecting tumors through magnetic resonance imaging was widely met with skepticism, he became the first researcher to do a full-body scan of a human being in 1977 in order to see if there was cancer present. His life has been an incredible journey of discovery helping you learn:

  • How his concept for cancer detection was inspired and developed
  • Why faith became an integral part of his work
  • Why he is a strong supporter of the creativity and freedom found in patents.

From resourcefully creating his discoveries on a shoestring budget to a battle with the business behemoth known as G.E., learn how the exciting development of this technology led him to a self examination of his life and faith. What driving force is at the heart of what can arguably be called one of the greatest minds in the past 50 years and how does faith play a crucial role in his work?


Table of Contents: 

1. The Truth

2. The Beginning

3. Science and the Single Idea

4. Grit and Determination

5. It’s Alive!

6. The Backlash/ Too Soon to Quit

7. 80 Million Reasons to Compromise

8. Nobility without the Nobel

9. The Return to Truth

10. A Bright Horizon 

Appendix 1: Jesus: The Incarnation and Sanctification of the Truth 



Dr. Raymond Damadiancurrently works at FONAR, a company he started that focuses on development and sales of more affordable MRI machines. His numerous awards include ones from the National Medal of Technology; induction into the National Inventor’s Hall of Fame; a Lemelson-MIT Lifetime Achievement Award, Honorary Fellow; and American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering.

Author and speaker Jeff Kinley has spent over three decades empowering people with vintage truth. He has written over 20 books, including the bestselling As It Was in the Days of Noah. Jeff holds a ThM. from Dallas Theological Seminary and speaks across the country.