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MRI scan - During magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan, a narrow table moves the patient through a tunnel-like structure which creates a magnetic field through which radio waves are sent, creating a 3-D image of the internal structures.

MRI stands for magnetic resonance imaging. It is a relatively new technology that allows imaging of the interior of the body without using X-rays or other types of ionizing radiation. An MRI scan is capable of showing fine detail of different tissues. Its use is rapidly increasing while the use of standard X-rays is decreasing.

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