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MRI is a noninvasive way for your doctor to examine your organs, tissues and skeletal system. It produces high-resolution images that help diagnose a variety of problems.
MRI is the most frequently used imaging test of the brain and spinal cord. It's often performed to help diagnose:
Functional MRI of the brain (fMRI) can be used to identify important language and movement control areas in the brain in people who are being considered for brain surgery.
An MRI that focuses on the heart or blood vessels can assess:
An MRI may be used to check for tumors or other abnormalities of many organs in the body, including the:
MRI may be used to help evaluate:
MRI may be used in addition to mammography to detect breast cancer, particularly in women who have dense breast tissue or who may be at high risk of the disease.
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