magnetic resonance imaging


noun


Nearby words

  1. magnetic pyrites,
  2. magnetic quantum number,
  3. magnetic recording,
  4. magnetic resonance,
  5. magnetic resonance angiography,
  6. magnetic resonance scan,
  7. magnetic resonance scanner,
  8. magnetic reversal,
  9. magnetic roasting,
  10. magnetic rotation

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British Dictionary definitions for magnetic resonance imaging

magnetic resonance imaging

noun

a noninvasive medical diagnostic technique in which the absorption and transmission of high-frequency radio waves are analysed as they irradiate the hydrogen atoms in water molecules and other tissue components placed in a strong magnetic field. This computerized analysis provides a powerful aid to the diagnosis and treatment planning of many diseases, including cancerAbbreviation: MRI
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Medicine definitions for magnetic resonance imaging

magnetic resonance imaging

n.

The use of a nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer to produce electronic images of specific atoms and molecular structures in solids, especially human cells, tissues, and organs.

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Science definitions for magnetic resonance imaging

magnetic resonance imaging

See MRI.
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Culture definitions for magnetic resonance imaging

magnetic resonance imaging

A technique for forming detailed images of internal organs and tissue. It works by putting the patient inside a magnet, then using radio waves to locate atoms in the tissue. Final production of the image is done by a computer. (Compare x-ray and ultrasound.)

Note

MRI images are the most detailed that can be obtained.

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