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How is an MRI used to diagnose non-Hodgkin lymphoma?

MRI scans are used if your doctor suspects your non-Hodgkin lymphoma has spread to your brain and spinal cord. This is because MRI scans, short for magnetic resonance imaging, give a much higher resolution of soft tissues than X-rays or CT scans. The process can also show the progress of diseased tissue.

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