MRI detects single atom

Scientists in Switzerland have used MRI technology to detect a single atom in a laboratory. Detecting the signal from a single atom has moved scientists forward in their goal of imaging molecules—the key to unlocking many diseases.

Instead of using the elctromagnetic coil technology found in hospitals, the researchers used a new diamond sensor chip embedded in a fluorescence microscope. The researchers' next step is to attempt to image a molecule using the new nano-MRI device. Read more below: