Standardized MR terminology and reporting of implants and devices as recommended by the american college of radiology subcommittee on MR safety

Emanuel Kanal, Jerry Froelich, A. James Barkovich, James Borgstede, William Bradley, J. Rod Gimbel, John Gosbee, Todd Greenberg, Edward Jackson, Paul Larson, James Lester, Elizabeth Sebek, Frank G. Shellock, Jefrey Weinreb, Bruce L. Wilkoff, Dina Hernandez

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Abstract

Considerable confusion exists among the magnetic resonance (MR) imaging user community as to how to determine whether a patient with a metal implanted device can be safely imaged in an MR imaging unit. Although there has been progress by the device manufacturers in specifying device behavior in a magnetic field, and some MR imaging manufacturers provide maps of the "spatial gradients," there remains significant confusion because of the lack of standardized terminology and reporting guidelines. The American College of Radiology, through its Subcommittee on MR Safety, has proposed standardized terminology that will contribute to greater safety and understanding for screening metal implants and/or devices prior to MR imaging.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)866-870
Number of pages5
JournalRadiology
Volume274
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2015

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