Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
Is there radiation exposure during an MRI?
If you answered no – you are correct.
Magnetic resonance imaging is a diagnostic imaging test that uses magnetic fields to produce images. Using magnetic fields avoids the risks of damaging ionizing radiation of x-rays.
MRI is used to image the non-bony parts or soft tissues of the body such as the brain, spinal cord and nerves, as well as muscles, ligaments, and tendons. Tumors, bleeding, infection, edema, aneurysms or obstruction are detected with MRI.
“Magnetic resonance imaging” is a good example of a medical term based on modern language. By contrast, the majority of medical terms in use today are composed of Greek and Latin word parts.
The first magnetic resonance scanner was installed in the United States in 1981. Also, Peter Mansfield, Nobel laureate who helped develop the machine recently died at the age of 83.
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