Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Body

  • Jeffrey Bisker


As described previously, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a new imaging modality which does not rely on utilization of ionizing radiation but is based upon interaction of protons in the body with changing magnetic fields. MRI has proven to be more sensitive than computerized tomography (CT) in the detection of various intracranial abnormalities, specifically involving the brain stem, posterior fossa, and white matter disease. MRI is also effective in detecting spinal cord pathology and herniated discs at an earlier stage than computerized tomography.


Magnetic Resonance Imaging Posterior Fossa Lesion Detectability Computerize Tomogra Porta Hepatis 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jeffrey Bisker
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  1. 1.Humana Hospital-UniversityUniversity of LouisvilleLouisvilleUSA

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