Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) – is a method of creating images of the inside of opaque organs in living organisms as well as detecting the amount of bound water in geological structures.
Magnetic resonance imaging – a medical imaging technique used in radiology to investigate the anatomy and function of the body in both health and disease. MRI scanners use strong magnetic fields and radiowaves to form images of the body. The technique is widely used in hospitals for medical diagnosis, staging of disease and for follow-up.
In clinical practice, MRI is used to distinguish pathologic tissue (such as a brain tumor) from normal tissue. One of the advantages of an MRI scan is that, according to current medical knowledge, it is harmless to the patient. It utilizes strong magnetic fields and non-ionizing radiation in the radio frequency range.
- magnet – mass of iron or other material that possess the property to attract or repel certain substances
- magnetic field, radiowaves, non-ionizing radiation,