Glossary of Diagnoses and Terminology

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Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a non-invasive diagnostic tool that uses a magnetic field and radio waves to scan the body and create detailed images of organs, tissues, and the skeletal system. MRI images provide a more detailed look at the human body, and these images can assist doctors in making prenatal diagnoses of life-limiting conditions. [40]