Influence of Cardiac MR Imaging on DNA Double-Strand Breaks in Human Blood Lymphocytes.

  title={Influence of Cardiac MR Imaging on DNA Double-Strand Breaks in Human Blood Lymphocytes.},
  author={Michael Brand and Stephan Ellmann and Matthias Sommer and Matthias Stefan May and Achim Eller and Wolfgang W{\"u}st and Christina Engert and Stephan Achenbach and Michael A. Kuefner and Tobias B{\"a}uerle and Michael M. Lell and Michael Uder},
  volume={277 2},
PURPOSE To evaluate the ability of magnetic resonance (MR) imaging to induce deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) damage in patients who underwent cardiac MR imaging in daily routine by using γ-H2AX immunofluorescence microscopy. MATERIALS AND METHODS This study complies with the Declaration of Helsinki and was performed according to local ethics committee approval. Informed patient consent was obtained. Blood samples from 45 patients (13 women, 32 men; mean age, 50.3 years [age range, 20-89 years… CONTINUE READING
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