Look! Animated MRI Scans of Vegetables

In case you've ever wondered what your fruits and vegetables would look like put through an MRI machine, well, now you know! Boston technologist Andy Ellison has been doing that exact thing for the last few years, and putting the results up on his blog Inside Insides. The photos you see above (of cucumber, corn, and tomatoes) are just the stills. To get the full effect, you have to see them animated. It's really quite stunning!

Scroll through Inside Insides to see these still shots come to life as animated gifs. A few favorites to look out for: the garlic, the prickly pear, and the onion.

And also, in case you're wondering, he's not misusing the hospital equipment. He told NPR back in 2010 that he takes pictures of the food while he's warming up the scanner (it's a "quality assurance" thing).

Get the Full Animated Experience: Inside Insides

Via Bon Appetit

Related: Frisky Garden: Vegetables That Will Make You Blush

(Images: Andy Ellison)

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