Head MRI

Alternative Names

Nuclear magnetic resonance – cranial; Magnetic resonance imaging – cranial; MRI of the head; MRI – cranial; NMR – cranial; Cranial MRI; Brain MRI; MRI – brain; MRI – head

Definition of Head MRI

A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan of the head is a noninvasive method to create detailed pictures of the brain and surrounding nerve tissues.

Review

Ken Levin, MD, private practice specializing in Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, Allentown, PA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 11/21/2010

Brain
Lobes of the brain

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