What is MRI?

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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with a stent (since May 9th, 2008) is it safe to have a MRI scan ? I have a stent which was implanted in May 9th, 2009. Now, on May 20th, 2010 I...

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My 20 yr. old son had a mri done with contrast. When I viewed a side view I noticed a black round spot on the back of his head above the brain...

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The reporting of MRI involves viewing images aquired in various planes (vertical, horizontal etc), with various settings (T1, T2 etc). The...

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I am having an MRI of my head and neck next week. I am a diabetic. I read that the the chances of damage to my kidneys are higher being a diabetic....

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