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Determining MRI scanning restrictions for patients with medical implants

In general, patients with medical implants cannot undergo MRI examinations as the magnetic fields used by the MRI to create an image can interact with implants, resulting in a variety of potential safety hazards, such as forces, vibrations, and tissue heating. The latter is difficult to quantify because it depends on a number of factors such as patient anatomy and location of the implant.

Source:Medical Xpress

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