Definition of magnetic resonance imaging in English:

magnetic resonance imaging

Syllabification: mag·net·ic res·o·nance im·ag·ing
(abbreviation: MRI)


  • A form of medical imaging that measures the response of the atomic nuclei of body tissues to high-frequency radio waves when placed in a strong magnetic field, and that produces images of the internal organs.
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    • Strokes can be diagnosed by computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging.
    • Ultrasound uses high frequency sound waves and magnetic resonance imaging uses radio waves.
    • Doctors can check the implant, after it has been inserted, simply by feeling it, or by ultrasonography, magnetic resonance imaging, or a blood test.

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