MRI brain scan in progress

MRI brain scan in progress

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Credit: SIMON FRASER/DEPT. OF NEURORADIOLOGY, NEWCASTLE GENERAL HOSPITAL/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Radiographer preparing a patient for a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) brain scan. The subject's head is surrounded by the large coils of the scanner's magnet; the smaller device above the subject's head is a radio frequency receiver. MRI is a diagnostic technique that provides revealing imagery of tissues & organs within the body. It is of special value in resolving the nervous tissue of the brain and spinal cord & in locating related diseases. In addition, MRI is used for in vivo spectroscopy, a type of on-line chemical analysis of body tissues.

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Keywords: brain scan, diagnostic, diagnostics, equipment, healthcare, magnetic resonance imaging, medical, medicine, mri, neuroimaging, nmr, nuclear, scanner, scanning, technique

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