The Sacred Geometry of Fruit and Vegetables Photographed by MRI – Design You Trust

The Sacred Geometry of Fruit and Vegetables Photographed by MRI

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In 2015, the Wellcome Trust showcased the future of food, launching The Crunch, to encourage people in the UK to explore what we eat.

The programme featured a sensational series of pictures by Alexandr Khrapichev, a professor at the University of Oxford, in which we see multiple cross sections through single piece of fruit and vegetables. Subjects were virtually sliced along a horizontal axis from left to right, giving you a bird’s eye view into the centre of the fruit (axial or transverse plane), and down a vertical axis from the top to the bottom of the fruit, dividing it into left and right halves (sagittal plane).

These images were acquired by spin-echo magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), which reveals details inside the fruit and veg without damaging them.

More: Wellcome h/t: flashbak

Tomato, sagittal view
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Tomato, axial view
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Strawberry, sagittal view
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Star fruit, axial view
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Squash, sagittal view
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Pumpkin, sagittal view
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Pumpkin, axial view
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Persimmon, sagittal view
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Persimmon, axial view
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Passion fruit, axial view
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Mandarin orange, sagittal view
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Mandarin orange, axial view
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Lemon, axial view
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Kiwi, sagittal view
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Guava, sagittal view
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Guava, axial view
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Granadilla, sagittal view
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Granadilla, axial view
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Garlic, sagittal view
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Garlic, axial view
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Cabbage, sagittal view
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Cabbage, axial view
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Artichoke, sagittal view
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