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MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING (MRI)




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MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING (MRI)



mriAs a test that evaluates the structure of the human living brain, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) has virtually replaced Computed Tomography (CT). MRI has a higher resolution than CT. Often, a MRI scan shows subtle abnormalities that a CT scan will miss. It has proven to be an invaluable tool in the evaluation of patients with epilepsy. It is a noninvasive test that does not use x-rays or any kind of harmful radiation. Instead, MRI relies on strong magnetic fields in order to produce brain images.
































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