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Magnetic resonance imaging uses the body’s most abundant molecule – water. Berkeley Lab

The science of medical imaging: magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

Our short series, the Science of Medical Imaging, examines the technology behind non-invasive methods of creating images of the human body. In this third and final instalment, we look at the basics of…
Computed tomography uses computer-analysed X-rays to produce ‘slices’ of the body. U.S. Pacific Fleet

The science of medical imaging: X-rays and CT scans

Our short series, the Science of Medical Imaging, examines the technology behind non-invasive methods of creating images of the human body. In this article, we discuss the technique of transmission imaging…
A patient undergoes a PET scan – but how does it work? Wikimedia Commons

The science of medical imaging: SPECT and PET

Our new series, the Science of Medical Imaging, examines the technology behind non-invasive methods of creating images of the human body. In this first instalment, we look at two types of emission imaging…

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