The History of fMRI

Martinos Center researchers were instrumental in the development of functional magnetic resonance imaging. Seminal papers by Jack Belliveau and Ken Kwong—in 1991 and 1992, respectively—essentially introduced the technique to the world.
Explore the insights and environment that made this innovative technology possible.

Martinos Center director Bruce Rosen spoke about the history of the technique in 2011

In June 2014, friends and colleagues came together to remember the fMRI pioneer

Go behind the scenes with Kwong and his original experiments using endogenous contrast