Melville, New York–based Fonar Corp. — the company he founded and chaired — confirmed the Aug. 3 death in a recent news release. Damadian was 86.
Fonar sold its first MRI scanner in 1980. Damien’s Indomitable performed the world’s first full-body MRI scan on July 3, 1977.
“For over 40 years, Dr. Damadian poured his heart and soul into this company,” said his son, Fonar CEO and President Timothy Damadian, in the release.
Damadian also demonstrated a life of great perseverance.
In a 2011 “How I Did It” article in Inc. magazine, Dr. Damadian described the years of intense legal battles in the 1990s that culminated …