Unsavoury findings? Melbourne doctors subject meat pies to MRI

The technology is sensitive enough to identify brain lesions, but not pie filling

Melbourne doctors have discovered serious limitations in MRI technology after they failed to fully answer one of science’s biggest mysteries — the contents of the average Aussie meat pie.

Meat pie pic

According to a new study in the Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology, pies have become an Australian icon, but there has long remained “unsavoury disagreements" about what lies inside.

In an attempt to solve the enigma, a Melbourne research team has used the MRI machine at the Royal Children’s Hospital to image three popular meat