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Spinal cord cancer. Coloured magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan showing a cancerous tumour growing in the spinal cord of a 10 year old girl. This is a side (sagittal) view. The malignant tumour (vertical yellow oblong, centre right) lies next to three of the vertebrae (red blocks) of the spinal column (down centre). MRI scans produce slice images of the body using pulses of radio waves and a powerful magnet.
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