n SA Journal of Radiology - Is MRI as safe as we think? : radiological tips
|Article Title||Is MRI as safe as we think? : radiological tips|
|Journal||SA Journal of Radiology|
|Author||S. Wahab, R.A. Khan, E. Ullah and A. Wahab|
|Publication Date||Jul 2008|
|Pages||50 - 53|
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is widely used as a non-invasive imaging modality for a wide variety of diseases and disorders. A patient placed in the MR machine for scanning is subjected to a 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 to ensure the safety of patients as well as to justify its clinical use.
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