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Neurosurgery scanner. Medical worker preparing to scan a patient at a neurosurgery clinic. The patient's head is swathed in bandages following brain surgery. The machine will be tilted to a horizontal position and the circular area will be placed over the patient's head. Techniques like CT (computed tomography) scanning and MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scanning are used to study brain tissues. This is the Burdenko Neurosurgery Institute, in Moscow, Russia. Photographed in 2007.
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