Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

MRI is one of the most important inventions in the last thousand years. It uses radio waves (of about the same frequency as the old FM stations) in a powerful magnetic field to allow for the non-invasive imaging of body tissues. It has become an indispensable tool in almost all aspects of Clinical Neuroscience and can be lifesaving.

MRI has reduced the need for biopsies, keeps people out of hospitals, guides the physician and surgeon, and provides peace of mind. It is non-invasive, safe, and has become quite inexpensive.

It is, therefore, our opinion that in the not-too-distant future MRI will take over most aspects of body imaging. Therefore all specialists will have to be trained in this crucial art of diagnosis. In the near future, MRI will be so fast that it will be possible to scan an individual’s entire body quickly and store the images on a computer chip. The same individual can be rescanned every 2-3 years, with all sets of images compared automatically by computer, which will flag any changes. This is how we will cure cancer.

Dr. Hutchinson is the inventor of parallel MRI, which is now the standard of modern imaging. He is board-certified in Neuroimaging (Brain and Spine, MRI and CT) by the United Council for Neurologic Specialties.

Michael Hutchinson, MD

Neurologist located in New York, NY

Michael Hutchinson MD, PhD is a neurologist at New York Core Neuroscience serving patients in New York, New York. A graduate of the highly competitive PhD-to-MD program at the University of Miami, Dr. Hutchinson received his medical degree in 1988. During his residency training at the University of Washington, he developed a method of treating status epilepticus (the most lethal form of epilepsy) that is now the standard of care in the US. In addition to extensive training in multiple sclerosis, Dr. Hutchinson completed a two-year fellowship in neuroimaging at UCLA. He is currently Senior Faculty  at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York.

Dr. Hutchinson is board certified in both neurology and neuroimaging and is President of the American Society of Neuroimaging. He holds a PhD in molecular physics in addition to his medical degree. A medical pioneer, Dr. Hutchinson proposed a novel treatment for status epilepticus in 1990, now the standard of care. He was the first to use cholinesterase inhibitors for the dementia of Parkinson’s disease (1995) and developed a novel approach to treating acute relapses in multiple sclerosis (2002). He is the inventor of the parallel MRI (1987), which is now the world standard for magnetic resonance imaging.

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New York Core Neuroscience

Michael Hutchinson MD, PhD is a neurologist at New York Core Neuroscience serving patients in New York, New York. A graduate of the highly competitive PhD-to-MD program at the University of Miami, Dr. Hutchinson received his medical degree in 1988. During his residency training at the University of Washington, he developed a method of treating status epilepticus (the most lethal form of epilepsy) that is now the standard of care in the US. In addition to extensive training in multiple sclerosis, Dr. Hutchinson completed a two-year fellowship in neuroimaging at UCLA. He is currently Senior Faculty  at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York.

Dr. Hutchinson is board certified in both neurology and neuroimaging and is President of the American Society of Neuroimaging. He holds a PhD in molecular physics in addition to his medical degree. A medical pioneer, Dr. Hutchinson proposed a novel treatment for status epilepticus in 1990, now the standard of care. He was the first to use cholinesterase inhibitors for the dementia of Parkinson’s disease (1995) and developed a novel approach to treating acute relapses in multiple sclerosis (2002). He is the inventor of the parallel MRI (1987), which is now the world standard for magnetic resonance imaging.


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Michael Hutchinson, MD
345 East 37th Street
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New York, NY 10016