Biomedical imaging, a transparent view of life




Biomedical imaging was born from the great ideas of physics implemented by engineering and is currently undergoing a revolution.

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has existed for 30 years now and was the last of the major imaging techniques (X-rays, ultrasounds, imaging with radioactive tracers, MRI) developed in the 20th century. It has revolutionized medical diagnosis and therapeutic approaches.
Though initially a diagnostic and morphological tool, the challenge for modern imaging is now to monitor and adapt treatment in a personalized way based on functional information requiring dynamic, precise tools. It is a multidisciplinary technique at the interface between chemistry for tracers, biology for knowledge of the signals to be extracted, mathematics for the development of integrative biological models and the humanities and social sciences for questions affecting all individuals and society as a whole, etc.

CNRS Institute(s)


Physical panel
Digital version

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Editorial and graphic design and production

L’Institut des sciences de l’ingénierie et des systèmes (INSIS) of the CNRS in collaboration with the Communication Department (Dircom) of the CNRS.
Scientific commissioners: Luc Darrasse (project manager at INSIS), Xavier Maître (research fellow at IR4M), Isabelle Magnin (scientific delegate at INSIS).

Exhibition panels description

12 panels - 60x80 cm - encapsulated - top eyelets for attachment - small black carrying case with handles.

Booking information

The loan is free of charge for a free presentation to your public, after signing a loan agreement.
The exhibitions can be complemented by a selection of films recommended by our scientific mediation officer.

Conditions for the loan of panels

Loan in the Paris area only: the transport/shipping costs for the sets of panels are to be paid by the borrower.

Loan conditions in digital format

We rent you the digital files for a single printing. Printing costs for a digital version are at the expenses of the borrower.

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Our work is guided by the way scientists question the world around them and we translate their research into images to help people to understand the world better and to awaken their curiosity and wonderment.