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Magnetic Resonance Imaging

JOSH Cleary, AR Guimarães

Pathobiology of Human Disease: A Dynamic Encyclopedia of Disease Mechanisms | Published : 2014

Abstract

The development of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has been one of the great medical advances in the twentieth century, enabLing the creation of 3D images of the human body with excellent soft tissue contrast and spatial resolution. MRI is noninvasive and does not rely on harmful ionizing radiation. From its early appLications in the diagnosis of brain pathology such as stroke, today it is used widely to diagnose and monitor disease processes throughout the body, giving new insights into cancer, heart disease, bowel disorders, and the musculoskeletal system. Advances in scanner hardware, with increasing magnet strength, novel pulse sequences, and improved imaging coils, have greatly enhance..

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