: magnetic resonance imaging
also : the procedure in which magnetic resonance imaging is used

Examples of MRI in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Imaging, such as an ultrasound or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), can look for large cysts or scar tissue behind the uterus. Anna Almendrala, Health, 30 Mar. 2024 In addition to examining your knee, the physician may order additional X-rays or an MRI as an to help establish the type and degree of injury. Harlan Selesnick, Miami Herald, 28 Mar. 2024 While some women benefit from extra imaging such as ultrasound or MRI, these tools can also show many benign findings which can lead to unnecessary tests. Lipi Roy, Md, Forbes, 28 Mar. 2024 Average rents are $1,468 in Dallas-Fort Worth, a 2.9% drop from year ago, according to MRI Apartment Data. Harrison Mantas, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 27 Mar. 2024 The facility will also offer podiatry, chiropractic services, physical therapy, imaging services, MRI, mammography and a pharmacy. Binghui Huang, The Indianapolis Star, 22 Mar. 2024 Munn’s high score led to an MRI, followed by an ultrasound, and then a biopsy that revealed cancer. Kylie Gilbert, Glamour, 22 Mar. 2024 According to the study, MRI scans showed a lesion on the left side of his brain. Aria Bendix, NBC News, 22 Mar. 2024 To look for differences in the participants’ brains, the scientists used imaging known as high-quality diffusion MRI, which doctors typically use to check for conditions such as a stroke, a brain tumor, multiple sclerosis and epilepsy. Katie Bo Lillis, CNN, 18 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1982, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of MRI was in 1982

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“MRI.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/MRI. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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: magnetic resonance imaging
also : a procedure in which magnetic resonance imaging is used
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