Neurobehavioral effects among subjects exposed to high static and gradient magnetic fields from a 1.5 Tesla magnetic resonance imaging system - A case-crossover pilot studyCitation formats

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  • Frank De Vocht
  • Berna Van-Wendel-de-Joode
  • Hans Engels
  • Hans Kromhout

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Neurobehavioral effects among subjects exposed to high static and gradient magnetic fields from a 1.5 Tesla magnetic resonance imaging system - A case-crossover pilot study. / De Vocht, Frank; Van-Wendel-de-Joode, Berna; Engels, Hans; Kromhout, Hans.

In: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Vol. 50, No. 4, 01.10.2003, p. 670-674.

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De Vocht, Frank ; Van-Wendel-de-Joode, Berna ; Engels, Hans ; Kromhout, Hans. / Neurobehavioral effects among subjects exposed to high static and gradient magnetic fields from a 1.5 Tesla magnetic resonance imaging system - A case-crossover pilot study. In: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. 2003 ; Vol. 50, No. 4. pp. 670-674.

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abstract = "The interactive use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques is increasing in operating theaters. A study was performed on 17 male company volunteers to assess the neurobehavioral effects of exposure to magnetic fields from a 1.5 Tesla MRI system. The subjects' neurobehavioral performances on a neurobehavioral test battery were compared in four 1-hr sessions with and without exposure to magnetic fields, and with and without additional movements. Adverse effects were found for hand coordination (-4%, P <0.05; Pursuit Aiming II) and near visual contrast sensitivity (-16% and -15%, P <0.10; Vistech 6000{\texttrademark}). The results from the remaining tests were inconclusive due to a strong learning effect. No additional effect from gradient fields was detected. The results indicate that working near a 1.5 Tesla MRI system may lead to neurobehavioral effects. Further research is recommended, especially in members of operating teams using interactive MRI systems. {\textcopyright} 2003 Wiley-Liss, Inc.",
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