the use of nuclear magnetic resonance of protons to produce proton density images
Hypernyms: ↑imaging, ↑tomography

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noun (-s)
: magnetic resonance imaging herein ; also : the procedure in which magnetic resonance imaging is used

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1. Also called NMR. magnetic resonance imaging: a noninvasive diagnostic procedure employing an MR scanner to obtain detailed sectional images of the internal structure of the body.
2. magnetic resonance imager. See MR scanner.

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Magnetic resonance imaging

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magnetic resonance imaging; the production of computerized images of body tissues, used for diagnosis and research: »

The MRI scan allows scientists to study the effects of surgery on the entire brain.

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abbr. magnetic resonance imaging

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/ˌɛmˌɑɚˈaı/ noun, pl MRIs
1 [noncount] :magnetic resonance imaging

an MRI machine/scanner

2 [count] : a procedure in which magnetic resonance imaging is used

He had an MRI (done) on his knee.

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MRI 7 [MRI] [ˌem ɑːr ˈaɪ] [ˌem ɑːr ˈaɪ] abbreviation (medical)
magnetic resonance imaging (a method of using a strong ↑magnetic field to produce an image of the inside of a person's body)

an MRI scan

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