Make Software: Change the World! – MRI

Department Supports Computer History Museum Exhibit Teach about MRI

School kids try out the interactive MRI table in on which they ty to locate pathological features in MRI image sequences.

(Photo credit: Computer History Museum)

March 1, 2017

The Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA, has put together an outstanding exhibit, "Make Software: Change the World!", that describes how software affects every part of our lives. Part of the exhibit focuses on MRI, including the history of MRI technology and the use of it in medicine today. Dwight Nishimura, PhD, Eric Olcott, MD, Praveen Gulaka, PhD, and technologist Dawn Holley, CNMT, are featured in a video talking about MRI that includes footage shot at Stanford.

Along with the online content, at the museum there is a fun interactive exhibit that includes medical diagnosis using MRI that Garry Gold, MD, contributed images for. This is a terrific way to teach your kids about what we do in medical imaging.

The Computer History Museum is a nonprofit organization with a four-decade history as the world's leading institution exploring the history of computing and its ongoing impact on society. The Museum is dedicated to the preservation and celebration of computer history and is home to the largest international collection of computing artifacts in the world, encompassing computer hardware, software, documentation, ephemera, photographs, oral histories, and moving images.

The Museum brings computer history to life through large-scale exhibits, an acclaimed speaker series, a dynamic website, docent-led tours and an award-winning education program.