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Med J Malaysia. 1997 Dec;52(4):445-53; quiz 454.

Safety considerations in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

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  • 1Department of Radiology, University of Malaya Medical Center, Kuala Lumpur.


MRI is now an important diagnostic tool in medical management. There are numerous safety issues to be considered by the clinicians prior to requesting an MRI examination for their patients. These include those related to the magnetic field, gradient magnetic fields, the patient and contrast medium. This paper discusses the dangers and necessary precautions essential to reduce the risk of untoward complications from MRI.

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