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Uses

MRI gives health care providers useful information about a variety of conditions and diagnostic procedures including:

  • abnormalities of the brain and spinal cord
  • abnormalities in various parts of the body such as breast, prostate, and liver
  • injuries or abnormalities of the joints
  • the structure and function of the heart (cardiac imaging)
  • areas of activation within the brain (functional MRI or fMRI)
  • blood flow through blood vessels and arteries (angiography)
  • the chemical composition of tissues (spectroscopy)

In addition to these diagnostic uses, MRI may also be used to guide certain interventional procedures.
 

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