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How does cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) work?

MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) uses radio waves and strong magnets to create images of your body tissues. Many images are created during an MRI test, each focused on a different plane or "slice" of your heart. A computer combines them to create detailed pictures or movies of your heart.

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Where can I find information on stand-up MRIs?
Univ. of Nev. School of Medicine, Family MedicineUniv. of Nev. School of Medicine, Family Medicine
Web sites such as healthdiagnostics.com have information regarding the stand-up MRI, or upright MRI....
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How does a functional magnetic resonance imaging scan work?
Discovery HealthDiscovery Health
The technology for a functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) scan is based on the same kind tha...
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What are alternatives to cardiac stress magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)?
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Alternatives to cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) depend on your situation and the inform...
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What to Expect From an MRI
What to Expect From an MRI

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