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Word! MRI

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Are you ready for what MRI stands for? It's magnetic resonance imaging (say: mag-NET-ik REZ-uh-nents IM-uh-jing). That's a mouthful, but MRI machines do a simple and important thing — they take detailed pictures of the inside of the body that help doctors learn exactly what's wrong when someone is having a problem.

Are you having an MRI? It does not hurt, but you do have to hold still!