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Safety, Risks and Contraindications

  • Dominik Weishaupt
  • Victor D. Köchli
  • Borut Marincek

Abstract

The stationary magnetic field B 0 of an MR scanner can be extremely strong: Superconducting magnets easily attain field strengths of 1.5–3.0 T (15,000–30,000 Gauss). This magnetic field bears great risks for both female and male patients, as well as for the staff operating the magnet. Ferromagnetic items in the vicinity of the magnet are particularly hazardous. They can become dangerous missiles (“missile effect”).

Keywords

Stationary Magnetic Field Cochlear Implant Dental Prosthesis Ultra High Field Magnetic Field Interaction 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • Dominik Weishaupt
    • 1
  • Victor D. Köchli
    • 2
  • Borut Marincek
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Diagnostic RadiologyZurichSwitzerland
  2. 2.ZurichSwitzerland

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