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Phys Med. 2019 Jan;57:238-244. doi: 10.1016/j.ejmp.2018.11.004. Epub 2018 Nov 20.

Moving across the static magnetic field of a 1.5 T MRI scanner: Analysing compliance with Directive 2013/35/EU.

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1
Università degli Studi di Palermo, Dipartimento di Fisica e Chimica, Viale delle Scienze Ed. 18, 90128 Palermo, Italy. Electronic address: davide.gurrera@unipa.it.
2
A.R.N.A.S. Civico Di Cristina Benfratelli, U.O.C. Fisica Sanitaria, Piazza Nicola Leotta 4, 90127 Palermo, Italy.

Abstract

Does the exposure of magnetic resonance imaging personnel to static magnetic fields fully comply with Directive 2013/35/EU? Despite the obligation to satisfy this question, a general answer cannot be provided, nor are final satisfying good practices methods for exposure assessment currently available. In order to contribute to fix this problem, three different 1.5 T scanners are analysed and - by a new theoretical insight - a positive answer is provided.

KEYWORDS:

Exposure; MRI; NIR; Safety

PMID:
30470532
DOI:
10.1016/j.ejmp.2018.11.004
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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