IRM. Definition

Medical Definition: IRM

Procedure that uses radio waves and a powerful magnet linked to a computer to create detailed pictures of areas inside the body. These images can show the difference between normal tissue and diseased tissue. MRIs produce better pictures of the organs and soft tissue than other scanning techniques, for example, computed tomography or radiography. MRI is especially useful for creating illustrations of the brain, spine, soft tissue of joints and bones inside. Also called magnetic resonance imaging, nuclear magnetic resonance imaging, and NMRI.

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