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MRI scanner. Computer artwork of an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scanner with a female patient. The patient is passed inside the machine (through the hole, upper left) to be scanned. A powerful magnetic field and radio waves produce cross- sectional body images. These are used to diagnose disorders. The technique is especially useful for studying soft tissues.
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