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Magnetic appeal : MRI and the myth of transparency / Kelly A. Joyce.

  • Joyce, Kelly A. (Kelly Ann), 1966-
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Ithaca ; London : Cornell University Press, 2008.

Physical description

viii, 198 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references (p. [173]-192) and index.


MRI as cultural icon -- Painting by numbers : the development of magnetic resonance imaging and the visual turn in medicine -- Seeing is believing : the transformation of MRI examinations into authoritative knowledge -- The image factory : work practices in MRI units -- The political economy of magnetic resonance imaging -- A sacred technology? : theorizing visual knowledge in the twenty-first century.


  • English

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