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Main Title Local and Global Thermoregulatory Responses to MRI Electromagnetic Fields: Biological Effects and Safety Aspects of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy.
Author Gordon, C. J. ;
CORP Author Health Effects Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Publisher 1991
Year Published 1991
Report Number EPA/600/D-91/228;
Stock Number PB91-242941
Additional Subjects Body temperature regulation ; Electromagnetic fields ; Magnetic resonance imaging ; Risk assessment ; Health hazards ; Radiation hazards ; Animal disease models ; Humans ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB91-242941 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 11/26/1991
Collation 32p
During magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) procedures, a subject is exposed to three novel environmental stimuli which have drawn attention over the past decade as potential health hazards: (1) a relatively intense static magnetic field; (2) a time-varying magnetic field, and (3) a radiofrequency (RF) field. Thermoregulation is one of many physiological systems that can be affected by MRI, specifically by the RF radiation absorbed by the subject during MRI. While there is some sparse, albeit controversial data on the possible effects of static magnetic fields on thermoregulation, the major concern regarding potential health hazards of the MRI-induced thermal effects centers on the RF radiation absorbed by a subject during a scan. The purpose of the paper is to review the studies that have impacted on understanding the thermoregulatory effects of MRI with special emphasis on the problems of selecting appropriate animal models for assessing the potential risk of RF radiation exposure during MRI.