Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
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Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a method of looking inside the body without using surgery or x-rays. The MR scanner is a large doughnut shaped magnet open at both ends. It uses a strong magnetic field, radio waves and a computer to produce clear pictures of the human body. This technology is important because MRI scans can demonstrate to your doctor the difference between healthy and diseased tissue.