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Magnetic Appeal

In this month's technology section in our print edition, you can read about how MRI technology can be used during surgery. For patients with tumors, this technology can be a godsend, enabling surgeons to get a real-time picture during a difficult procedure. But using magnetic resonance during surgery poses all sorts of challenges, including surgical instrumentation, patient safety and equipment installation. After interviewing experts at Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic and Cook Children's Health Care System, I was inspired. What a tribute to human ingenuity. It left me wondering: How else can MRI advance the cause of medicine?
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