magnetic resonance imaging n.
The use of a nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer to produce electronic images of specific atoms and molecular structures in solids, especially human cells, tissues, and organs.
|magnetic resonance imaging |
A technique for forming detailed images of internal organs and tissue. It works by putting the patient inside a magnet, then using radio waves to locate atoms in the tissue. Final production of the image is done by a computer. (Compare x-ray and ultrasound.)
Note: MRI images are the most detailed that can be obtained.