Peter Mansfield
1933 - 2017
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Peter Mansfield, a British scientist and co-winner of the 2003 Nobel Prize for his work in inventing the revolutionary MRI scanner, died Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017. He was 83.

The University of Nottingham, where Mansfield taught, announced the death in a Facebook post.

"It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Professor Sir Peter Mansfield. Sir Peter pioneered the creation of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), one of the most important and revolutionary breakthroughs in modern medical science. Awarded with a Nobel Prize for his work in 2003, his continued drive for discovery has been truly inspirational.

"Our hearts and thoughts are with his family and friends."

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Mansfield, who was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1993, won the Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine along with American Paul C. Lauterbur, a chemist.

Magnetic resonance imaging is a noninvasive procedure that uses radio waves and magnetic fields, not X-rays, to create 3-D images, thus allowing medical doctors to detect changes in a patient's body and helping them to make a diagnosis.

Mansfield was born Oct. 9, 1933, in London. Two years after receiving his 1962 doctorate in physics, he joined the University of Nottingham as a lecturer in his field of expertise.

A statement from Mansfield's family, released by the university, praised the scientist and family man. "As well as being an eminent scientist and pioneer in his field, he was also a loving and devoted husband, father, and grandfather who will be hugely missed by all the family."

Published in Albuquerque Journal on Feb. 9, 2017.
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February 17, 2017
RIP
michelle plakas-kaiser
February 15, 2017
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Mansfield Family during this difficult time. May you have peace and comfort from God the Father; who gives an abundance to those in need. 2 Con. 1:3,4
R D
February 13, 2017
To the family and friends of Mr. Peter Mansfield, my condolences. May the God of all comfort, comfort and strengthen you during this difficult time.

Sincerely
MS
February 12, 2017
A GREAT GENIUS HAS DEPARTED, BUT HIS SPIRIT STILL REMAINS WITH US....MANY MANY BLESSINGS..RIH
Valenda Newell
February 11, 2017
I'm sorry for your loss and deeply grateful to know Peter Mansfield was responsible for the invention of the MRI. Please take comfort knowing his work touched so many lives, including ours.
Melissa
February 11, 2017
My deepest sympathies to the Mansfield family for the loss of someone so dear. May the memories you shared of his love and devotion to his family and friends comfort you at this difficult time and may the God of comfort be with you as well.
M B
February 11, 2017
Mansfield Family,

Sorry for your loss. We all should be so happy that this man did something that benefits basically everyone. He gave us the MRI. It reall helped the Dr. see what was my problems. Our condolences and prayers are the Mansfield family.
February 11, 2017
Please draw close to God for comfort and strength during this time of sorrow. He will give you the needed support to endure. I am sorry for your loss. (Psalms 145:14,18)
My deepest sympathy to the family, on this somber occasion I send to youmy deepest regrets for the loss you have experienced.
Linda
February 11, 2017
Sorry to hear of the loss
Ann Stokman
February 10, 2017
May the God of all peace bring comfort to the Mansfield family and friends at this difficult time.
Carlotta
February 10, 2017
Godspeed Peter, and thank you for sharing a part of your life with us.
Harry Simpson
February 10, 2017
Our prayers and condolences to the family and friends of Peter Mansfield. His invention of the MRI has helped thousands of people everyday all over the world. He shared his invention with so many. Cherish his many memories that he left with you. May God Almighty God give you strength, courage but most of peace in the difficult days ahead. Isa. 41: 10, 13

VH-Illinois
February 10, 2017
We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Mr Mansfield. He did so much to help people. May God take care of his family for him. God love and care for you.
February 10, 2017
Ia am very sorry to the friends and family for the loss. Soon, there will come a time when we will never have to grieve the loss of a loved one in death ever again. Ps 37:9-11
Victoria
February 10, 2017
To The Family Of Peter Mansfield
My condolences to the family on the loss of your dear beloved one. May the God of all comfort,comfort you and grant you peace to endure during this time of sorrow.
R. C.
February 10, 2017
Truly saddened to hear about Peter Mansfield. His fine legacy will surely be remembered. May he forever live in our hearts and in God's book of life.
February 10, 2017
Condolences to family and friends.
February 10, 2017
Thank you for your part in making this world that was intrusted to us, a much better place. Rest now servant of God.
Sandy
February 9, 2017
My sincerest sympathy to the Mansfield family.
May you find comfort in the words found at 1 Thesalonians 4:14.

Nelia A.
February 9, 2017
Very sorry about your loss. May his loved ones find strength and courage in God's word and rely on God for comfort in their grieving moments.
Ypsilanti, Michigan
February 9, 2017
Dear Mansfield family,
I'm so sorry for your loss. When we lose someone we love the pain can seem unbearable. May the "God all comfort" bring you comfort during this difficult time. ( 2 Corithans 1:3&4)
M Jackson
February 9, 2017
Rest in Peace
Scott Chamberland
February 9, 2017
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