Is MRI as safe as we think?

SA Journal of Radiology

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Title Is MRI as safe as we think?
Creator Wahab, S Khan, R A Ullah, E Wahab, A
Subject Radiology Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), static magnetic field, gradient magnetic field, radiofrequency field, bioeffects
Description Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is nowadays widely used as a noninvasive imaging modality for a wide variety of diseases and disorders. A patient placed in the MR system for scanning remains under the influence of powerful static magnetic field, rapidly varying gradient magnetic field and radiofrequency field in addition to the risk factors associated with gadolinium based MR contrast agents. At present, there is no conclusive evidence for adverse biological effects in patients undergoing MRI. However, a clear understanding of the various bioeffects associated with MRI diagnostics is necessary in order to ensure the safety of the patient as well as to justify its clinical use.
Publisher AOSIS
Date 2008-03-05
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — Review
Format application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/sajr.v12i2.571
Source South African Journal of Radiology; Vol 12, No 2 (2008); 50 2078-6778 1027-202X
Language eng
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Rights Copyright (c) 2008 S Wahab, R A Khan, E Ullah, A Wahab