MRI

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Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), nuclear magnetic resonance imaging (NMRI), or magnetic resonance tomography (MRT) is a medical imaging technique used in radiology to investigate the anatomy and physiology of the body in both health and disease. MRI scanners use magnetic fields and radio waves to form images of the body. The technique is widely used in hospitals for medical diagnosis, staging of disease and for follow-up without exposure to ionizing radiation. (Source: WikiPedia)

Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
MRI (noun)
- magnetic resonance imaging , also the procedure in which magnetic resonance imaging is used
MRI (Wikipedia)
"MRI" redirects here. For other uses, see MRI (disambiguation).
Magnetic resonance imaging
Diagnostics
Para-sagittal MRI of the head, with aliasing artifacts (nose and forehead appear at the back of the head)
ICD-9-CM 88.91
MeSH D008279
MedlinePlus 003335

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), nuclear magnetic resonance imaging (NMRI), or magnetic resonance tomography (MRT) is a medical imaging technique used in radiology to investigate the anatomy and physiology of the body in both health and disease. MRI scanners use magnetic fields and radio waves to form images of the body. The technique is widely used in hospitals for medical diagnosis, staging of disease and for follow-up without exposure to ionizing radiation.

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