Comments on MR heating tests of critical implants.

  title={Comments on MR heating tests of critical implants.},
  author={Frank G. Shellock},
  journal={Journal of magnetic resonance imaging : JMRI},
  volume={26 5},
MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING (MRI)-related heating for certain implants may be excessive, causing substantial patient injury. The determination of implant heating is particularly challenging because of the numerous variables that must be considered in order to properly identify both MRIand implant-related conditions that can impact the findings (1,2). Therefore, I applaud the recent commentary by Kainz (3), a member of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), for presenting several of the… CONTINUE READING


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