Conducted in the magnetic resonance department

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conducted in the magnetic resonance department, preliminary screening of patients  should be conducted by the medical assistant before the appointment is made. The  magnetic field or the rapid radiofrequency pulses may be hazardous for patients with artificial heart valves, aneurysm clips, neurostimulators, middle ear prostheses, or  intrauterine devices. Cardiac pacemakers are a particular hazard, and patients with  pacemakers cannot have MRI examinations. Fatalities have resulted from 
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overheating of these implanted devices when patients with pacemakers were  scanned. 4. PET A positron emission tomography scan is a type of imaging test. It uses a radioactive  substance called a tracer to look for disease in the body. A positron emission  tomography (PET) scan shows how organs and tissues are working. This is different than MRI and CT scans. These tests show the structure of, and blood flow to and  from organs. Machines that combine the PET and CT images, called a PET/CT, are 
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  • Winter '19
  • Megan Keller
  • Magnetic resonance imaging, MRI

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