Chest MRI

Alternative Names

Nuclear magnetic resonance – chest; Magnetic resonance imaging – chest; NMR – chest; MRI of the thorax; Thoracic MRI

Definition of Chest MRI

A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan of the chest is a noninvasive imaging method that uses powerful magnets and radio waves to create detailed pictures of the chest (thoracic) area.

Review

David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 8/10/2008

MRI scans
Vertebra, thoracic (mid back)

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