Magnetic Resonance Procedures: Health Effects and Safety

Magnetic Resonance Procedures: Health Effects and Safety is the first authoritative text on MR procedures and its associated health and safety concerns written by noted radiologists, physicists, and scientists with expertise in the field. It contains both theoretical and practical information. This timely text discusses emergent issues related to MR imaging and concerns such as shielding, the safe use of contrast agents, and management of patients with claustrophobia, anxiety, and emotional stress. It also contains a sample pre-MR screening form; comprehensive safety information for over 700 implants, devices, and materials; a list of medical devices and products for interventional MR procedures; and a summary of peer-reviewed MR safety studies. In the wake of recent government demands for increased patient safety in hospitals, along with the rapidly expanding use of MRI, this book is particularly important. It is the definitive resource for information on the safety aspects of magnetic resonance procedures.