10 Amazing MRI Stills of Fruits and Vegetables

Tomato MRI

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As conscious eaters you know your farmers, and what goes into your food. But have you ever looked inside the food you eat? These fascinating MRI images of all of our favorite fruits and vegetables come from Andy Ellison. He's an MRI technologist at Boston University Medical School. Ellison has been posting these images on his blog, Inside Insides, that he manually acquires from a research-only Philips 3 Tesla MRI he runs.

1. Tomato

Animated tomato MRI
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In order to spare your computers, the images below will be stills, but I'll provide you with links so you can explore the insides of more fruits, vegetables, and flowers.

2. Pomegranate

Pomegranate MRI
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3. Pineapple

Pineapple MRI
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4. Banana

Banana MRI
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5. Onion

Onion MRI
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6. Melon

Melon MRI
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7. Cucumber

Cucumber MRI
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8. Watermelon

Watermelon MRI
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9. Corn

Corn MRI image
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10. Heirloom tomato

heirloom tomato MRI
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Colossal and io9 both alerted me to these wonderful--and sometimes frightening--MRI images, but do check out Inside Insides for the full collection of MRI stills and animated gifs of fruits, flowers, vegetables, and plants.