Evaluating the Effectiveness of MRI Technology

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Learning Outcomes Introduction Over the last several years, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has become an increasingly popular technique. This is because it has been shown to be effective at diagnosing various conditions and diseases in the patient. The way that this occurs is the individual is placed into a movable bed that slides into a machine. This is a large magnet with hydrogen protons that can go through the body to see different aspects of the internal organs and systems. The images that are uncovered can tell health care professionals about the extent of a condition impacting the body. This is when they can determine the best treatment options moving forward. (Albert, 1994) However, despite the usefulness of this technique, there are still concerns about its accuracy and possible side effects. To determine the effectiveness of MRIs requires carefully examining the various benefits and drawbacks. This will be accomplished by conducting a study that is concentrating on a number of areas to include: the search strategy, overview of the literature, methodologies and applications. Together, these different elements will highlight the strengths and the weaknesses of using MRI technology in a modern health care setting. (Shellock, 1999) Search Strategy The basic search strategy will involve focusing on using online and print resources. The different kinds that will be examined include: scholarly journals and books. The methodology will involve utilizing
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