The history of MRI, if we were to rely on published accounts, appears to be a classic exemplification of the diffusion model of science. Not only do the invention and development of MRI appear to have taken place in the Western countries, but there also seems to be a “lag” in diffusion of knowledge about MRI to India. This chapter, which presents the analytical and methodological framework of the book, argues that a deconstructive-empirical approach is necessary in order to move beyond dualist and Euro/West-centric constructions of transnational technoscience. Instead of a comparative study across nations and societies, the book presents entangled histories of MRI research, development, and diffusion. It utilizes the concepts of connected (and disconnected) trails and distributed cognition to explore complex and shifting hierarchical entanglements of technoscientific practice, cultures, institutions, and imaginaries in the United States, Britain, and India.
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