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MR SAFETY-RADIOFREQUENCY FIELDS

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MR SAFETY-RADIOFREQUENCY FIELDS

1. Microwave heating is the main concern although this is alleviated somewhat by vasodilatation.
2. The cornea (avascular) and testes (small blood supply) are higher risk.
3. Heating of metallic implants can occur.


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REFERENCES

1. Bushberg, J. T. (2012). The essential physics of medical imaging. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. Find it at Amazon
2. Heggie, J. C., Liddell, N. A., & Maher, K. P. (1997). Applied imaging technology. Melbourne: St. Vincents Hospital.

Ⓒ A. Manickam 2018

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