Magnetic resonance imaging

What is Magnetic resonance imaging?

Magnetic resonance imaging meaning A procedure in which radio waves and a powerful magnet linked to a computer are used to create detailed pictures of areas inside the body. These pictures can show the difference between normal and diseased tissue. MRI makes better images of organs and soft tissue than other scanning techniques, such as computed tomography (CT) or x-ray. MRI is especially useful for imaging the brain, the spine, the soft tissue of joints, and the inside of bones.


reference: national Cancer Institute – Glossary for Registrars

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