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noun Computers, Medicine/Medical.
a diagnostic device employing nuclear magnetic resonance to display computer-generated sectional images of the body, consisting of a large, body-encircling magnet that generates a strong, uniform magnetic field that interacts with radio waves to excite the nuclei of hydrogen atoms or other specific atoms, and a detection system that picks up the signals from the body and transforms them into a visual image.
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Also called MR imager, MRI scanner, NMR scanner.

Origin of MR scanner

First recorded in 1985–90

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