Procurement Trends: MRI - July, 2020

July 1, 2020 | Procurement Trends



MRI is a non-invasive imaging technique that uses magnets to produce detailed pictures of the anatomy. Magnetic resonance (MR) images have excellent soft tissue contrast, which allows clinicians to clearly see the details of tissue structure, including soft tissue, and to distinguish normal from diseased tissue in order to diagnose and track the progress and treatment of disease.

MR systems can acquire images in slices from 0.1 to 10 mm thick in any arbitrary plane of the body. A principal advantage of MRI over x-ray imaging methods such as computed tomography (CT) is that it does not use ionizing radiation. Magnetic fields of the strength used in...

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