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MRI scanning. Radiology staff attending a patient and who is being scanned (upper left) to produce magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans of their brain (on screen, right). The patient is passed inside the machine during the scan session. 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 such as the brain. Photographed in the UK.
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