Since the introduction of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) as a diagnostic technique, the number of people exposed to electromagnetic fields (EMF) has increased dramatically. In this review, based on the results of a pioneer study showing in vitro and in vivo genotoxic effects of MRI scans, we report an updated survey about the effects of non-ionizing EMF employed in MRI, relevant for patients' and workers' safety. While the whole data does not confirm a risk hypothesis, it suggests a need for further studies and prudent use in order to avoid unnecessary examinations, according to the precautionary principle.
|Autori:||Hartwig V; Giovannetti G; Vanello N; Lombardi M; Landini L; Simi S|
|Titolo:||Biological Effects and Safety in Magnetic Resonance Imaging: A Review|
|Anno del prodotto:||2009|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.3390/ijerph6061778|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|