What is an MRI

My research topic is MRI. I was interested in this topic because I want to know how you can make an image using magnetic energy and to see how different parts of the body works. This  relates to Temple Grandin’s chapter From the Margins to the Mainstream because it is a way to see what is going on in your body. My research question is, “What is an MRI and how does it work?” Through my research, I learned that an MRI is Magnetic Resonance Imaging and it makes a picture out of the Nuclear energy.

An MRI diagnoses peoples diseases and measures the function and structure of the brain. An MRI is “used to scan and show non-binary parts of the body”(Magnetic Resonance Imaging(MRI)). Which means that it scans the parts that we don’t see.”measures how much blood goes to different parts of the brain”This also means that it tracks the blood flow.”Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Imaging is a technique for creating detailed image of the human body”(Magnetic Resonance Imaging).They do this with non harmful ionizing radiation and Nuclear power.In conclusion the MRI is a tool to help you figure out the body’s functions and diseases

The MRI diagnoses people through Nuclear Magnetic Imaging.A quote to support this is :Measures how many water particles diffuse through body tissues.Certain Disease Processes..can restrict this diffusion,so this helps often to diagnoses”(Getting an MRI).Also, the  MRI magnets it so at a right frequency  i can take your MRI.But the MRi also works  with your anatomy and they make sure you are Aneurysms so it won’t hurt you. And they do that by emitting radiation into like the machine.Which is a process basically called Argibay (Lewis) Some disease you can have diagnosed is cancer.In conclusion there are a lot of different ways and parts and methods going into an MRI to get the picture just right

I hope that i have helped you know more about an MRI. Now that i know the process i am slightly more open to having one if it ever came down to it. I want to know more about how they are processed. I also want to know more about the risks and dangers because i didn’t cover or learn about them yet.Not to mention i am still confused on how they determine the diseases but i guess i will find out later when i become a doctor.

Works Cited

Getting an MRI MRI+YOUR CARDIAC DEVICE. Medtronic, 2017, http://www.medtronic.com/us-en/patients/treatments-therapies/living-with-heart-device/mri/getting-scan.html. Accessed 6 March 2017

Lewis, Tanya, What is an MRI. Livescience, 5 December 2014,  http://www.livescience.com/39074-what-is-an-mri.html?scrlybrkr. Accessed 2 March 2017.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering,  2004, https://www.nibib.nih.gov/science-education/science-topics/magnetic-resonance-imaging-mri. Accessed 2 March 2017.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Two Views, 2009, http://www.two-views.com/mri-imaging/types.html#sthash.zHrUEijq.dpbs. Accessed 2 March 2017



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