Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

A noninvasive diagnostic technique that produces computerized images of body tissues and is based on nuclear magnetic resonance of atoms within the body produced by the application of radio waves. A person is placed in a magnetic field many thousand times stronger than the normal magnetic field on Earth. The person's body is stimulated with radio waves, and the body responds with its own electromagnetic transmissions. These are detected and processed by computer to generate a three-dimensional map of high-resolution internal features such as blood vessels or the brain.

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The Basics of MRI
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Optical Imaging Group at the Weizman Institute of Science
Exploring cortical mechanisms underlying higher brain functions by optical imaging. FMRI is one of the techniques used.