Dr. Amit Prasad, Professor of Sociology, began his interest in MRI research as an undergraduate, when, due to a bad headache, he got a CT scan. When he was given the results, he was fascinated by the technology’s ability to create images of the inner body. At the same time he was curious about what he couldn’t see in the images. From that point on development and application of computer-assisted technology such as MRI became Dr. Prasad’s focus in his academic career.
Dr. Prasad clarifies the convoluted issues around outsourcing. As he debunks some fears and illuminates the truth behind others, Dr. Prasad stresses his goal of opening up a dialogue about this sensitive subject.
Transnational flow is at the heart of Dr. Prasad’s research. In this segment he explains the principles behind the concept and what it means for the understanding of how technology develops and the importance of international relationships.
Dr. Prasad discusses the three major players in the history of the MRI: the UK, the USA, and India. He explains what each country has done to advance the development of MRI and how each incorporates the MRI field into its economic and social system.