World's Largest Magnet Heads to Twin Cities

Updated: 12/09/2013 5:42 PM KSTP.com By: Jennie Olson



If you were driving to or from Duluth recently, you might have caught a glimpse of the world's largest magnet.

The magnet, which is really a whole body human MRI scanner, was on its way to the University of Minnesota.

The Agilent Technologies scanner is used to help with brain research and human body imaging. Researchers say it’s the first of its kind and weighs 110 tons.

It required a 16-by-150-foot-long trailer with 64 wheels.