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MRI scan. Control room of a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner. MRI uses radio waves to excite and detect bonds between hydrogen atoms in various tissues in the body. By looking from different directions, virtual 'slices' can be made through the body, these slices can be digitally combined to produce a 3D model of the patient. MRI scanning is similar to CT scans, but have better ability to discriminate between soft tissue types. Photographed at a hospital clinic in Kaliningrad, Russia.
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