MRI

Domain : Diagnosis

Category : My daily life

Simplified definition

An imaging tool that uses magnetic field to obtain detailed pictures of the organs in the body using a machine with tube-shaped magnets and a specific computer that creates the pictures.

Source: Houria Aiouaz, for Alzheimer Foundation

Referenced definition

“Non-invasive method of demonstrating internal anatomy based on the principle that atomic nuclei in a strong magnetic field absorb pulses of radiofrequency energy and emit them as radio waves [sic] which can be reconstructed into computerized images.”

Source : Termsciences. IRM. [Internet]. [cited on Sept 7, 2022].

Context

MRI of the brain allows physicians to examine the brain anatomy to rule out any anatomical abnormalities caused by health complications such as stroke or degenerative disease.”

Source : : Sansum Clinic. MRI of the Brain: Exam Description. [Internet]. [cited on Sept 7, 2022]. 

Note

  • “MRI” stands for “Magnetic resonance imaging”.
  • The patient may receive contrast dye to highlight certain parts of the body.

MRI : RELATED DEFINITIONS

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