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Brain Development in Autism : Infant Sibling Study
Washington University, School of Medicine

What is MRI?
Magnetic Resonance Imaging is a painless technology used to view inside the body without using X-rays. It can produce two or three-dimensional images using a large magnet, radio waves, and a computer. The magnetic fields MRI uses are not known to be harmful and are painless. Dramatic advances in MRI and imaging analysis are opening new windows into the structures and processes of brain disorders, enabling researchers to launch promising studies that may help to better understand typical and atypical brain development.


Newborn baby sleeping after the MRI scan.

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