MRI evaluation of metal acupuncture needles.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE To evaluate the MR compatibility of three metal acupuncture needles (a standard stainless steel needle, a gold needle and an austenitic stainless steel needle) by comparing their imaging artefacts, radiofrequency heating effects and ease of operation. METHODS The MRI artefacts of the three metal needles were first evaluated by placing them in an… (More)
DOI: 10.1136/acupmed-2013-010392

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