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Fernando
How do you usually say magnetic resonance?

Hello!

What is more natural way of speaking about a nuclear magnetic resonance (medical use). For instance "I need a ____ of my knee"

1 Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

2 Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR)

Magnetic Resonance (MR)


Thanks in advance 

Aug 19, 2016 6:20 PM
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 "I need a Magnetic Resonance Image of my knee"

OR

"I need to have an MRI on my knee."

August 19, 2016
Dan is correct... the correct preposition is "of", although I have heard 'on' used.
August 19, 2016

In the United States, we customarily use the initialism, MRI. Many people probably don't even know that it stands for "magnetic resonance imaging." I would say "I need to have an MRI of my knee."

I use an rather thanbecause "MRI," when spoken aloud, begins with a vowel sound.

I can't explain why I say "of my knee" when Richard suggests "on my knee." Both are possible. 


August 19, 2016
MRI scan is the usual
August 19, 2016
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