Contraindications to magnetic resonance imaging

Dill, T
July 2008
Heart;Jul2008, Vol. 94 Issue 7, p943
Academic Journal
The article evaluates the contraindications to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and examines the safety issues surrounding its use. It discusses the three main mechanisms of the system from which the risks associated with MRI may be attributed to. The article emphasizes the need to update continuously knowledge regarding the safety issues related to MR technology.


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