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MRI: Microwave News Article Archive (2004 - )

July 14, 2017

“Functional Brain MRI in Patients Complaining of Electrohypersensitivity After Long Term Exposure to EMFs,” Reviews on Environmental Health, posted July 5, 2017.

“We believe that mold and mold toxin (mycotoxin) exposure can trigger EHS.” … “Many of our patients complaining of EHS have a history of head injury.”

November 12, 2015

“Exposure to MRI-Related Magnetic Fields and Vertigo in MRI Workers,” Occupational & Environmental Medicine, posted online November 11, 2015.

A “strong association existed between reporting of vertigo and quantitaive estimates of exposure to [static magnetic fields and time-varying magnetic fields] due to working in the static magnetic stray fields of MRI scanners.” From The Netherlands.

June 17, 2014

“The Revised EMF Directive and Worker Exposure in Environments with High Magnetic Flux Densities,” Annals of Occupational Hygiene, 2014.

“Since the revised European Directive conditionally exempts MRI-related activities from the exposure limits, measures to reduce exposure may be necessary for welding, induction heating, and transcranial nerve stimulation.” From The Netherlands.

April 9, 2014

“Occupational Exposure of Healthcare and Research Staff to Static Magnetic Stray Fields from 1.5–7 Tesla MRI Scanners Is Associated with Reporting of Transient Symptoms,” Occupational & Environmental Medicine, posted online April 8, 2014.

“[D]uring 6% of the MRI shifts in this study workers experienced vertigo, which constitutes a potential safety hazard for both worker and patient. Additionally, several workers reported that symptoms affected their ability to work.” A Dutch-U.K. collaboration. Open Access.

August 28, 2012
September 21, 2011

The FDA will hold a workshop on MRI safety in Silver Spring, MD, October 25-26. One of the main topics to be addressed is the potential problem posed by metal implants. In its announcement, issued today, the FDA makes no mention of exposures to RF radiation as a safety concern. A...

January 20, 2004

Researchers at McLean Hospital in Belmont, MA, led by Michael Rohan have found that an MRI can significantly alleviate depression among those with bipolar disorder. A chance finding led to the study in which 30 bipolar patients were given a scan with a GE 1.5 Tesla MRI: 23 (77%) reported an improvement in their mood, while only 4 of 14 (29%) healthy control subjects noted a similar enhancement. All 11 patients who were not taking mood-stabilizing medication said that they felt better after the scan. The results are in the January issue of the American Journal of Psychiatry.

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