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How can magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) diagnose diseases of the digestive system?

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Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) makes very clear pictures of the human body without using X-rays. MRI uses a large magnet, radio waves, and a computer to produce these images. The MRI examination poses no risk to the average person if safety guidelines are followed.

From: Imaging Tests for Digestive Diseases WebMD Medical Reference

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Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). 

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Clearinghouse (part of National Institutes of Health).

Johns Hopkins Medicine. 

 

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on August 30, 2019

SOURCES: 

Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). 

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Clearinghouse (part of National Institutes of Health).

Johns Hopkins Medicine. 

 

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on August 30, 2019

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