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Magnetic resonance imaging

Synonym(s)

  • MRI - magnetic resonance imaging
  • MR tomography
  • nuclear magnetic resonance imaging

Definition(s)

MRI. A procedure in which a magnet linked to a computer is used to create detailed pictures of areas inside the body. Also called nuclear magnetic resonance imaging.

Definition from: Physician Data Query via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

A noninvasive diagnostic technique that produces computerized images of internal body tissues and is based on nuclear magnetic resonance of atoms within the body induced by the application of radio waves -- called also MRI.

Definition from: Merriam-Webster's Medical DictionaryThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. by Merriam-Webster Inc.

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See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: December 22, 2014