In vitro evaluation of teratogenic effects by time-varying MR gradient fields on fetal human fibroblasts.


The purpose of this study was to evaluate the influence on fetal cell growth in vitro of rapidly changing magnetic gradient fields such as those produced by the gradient coils of a typical magnetic resonance (MR) imager. The static magnetic field and the radiofrequency pulses were disabled during all measurements. Human fetal fibroblasts were placed within… (More)