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

The Sacred Geometry of Fruit and Vegetables Photographed by MRI


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

Tomato, axial view

Strawberry, sagittal view

Star fruit, axial view

Squash, sagittal view

Pumpkin, sagittal view

Pumpkin, axial view

Persimmon, sagittal view

Persimmon, axial view

Passion fruit, axial view

Mandarin orange, sagittal view

Mandarin orange, axial view

Lemon, axial view

Kiwi, sagittal view

Guava, sagittal view

Guava, axial view

Granadilla, sagittal view

Granadilla, axial view

Garlic, sagittal view

Garlic, axial view

Cabbage, sagittal view

Cabbage, axial view

Artichoke, sagittal view

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