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Temperature increase in the fetus due to radio frequency exposure during magnetic resonance scanning.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18843171     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This letter uses data from the literature to estimate the temperature rise in the fetus due to RF deposition within normal SAR limits for the pregnant woman. The results suggest that caution should be exercised when performing fetal MRI at high SAR levels until further data are available. It makes several recommendations related to fetal MRI and fetal SAR modelling.
Authors:
P A Gowland; J De Wilde
Publication Detail:
Type:  Letter     Date:  2008-10-09
Journal Detail:
Title:  Physics in medicine and biology     Volume:  53     ISSN:  0031-9155     ISO Abbreviation:  Phys Med Biol     Publication Date:  2008 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-10-17     Completed Date:  2009-01-09     Revised Date:  2014-02-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401220     Medline TA:  Phys Med Biol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  L15-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Animals
Body Temperature Regulation
Female
Fetus / physiology*,  radiation effects*
Humans
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Maternal Exposure*
Models, Biological
Pregnancy
Thermogenesis / radiation effects*
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
G9900259//Medical Research Council

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