Magnetic Effects

Andrew Connor amconn01 at homer.louisville.edu
Tue Feb 25 11:07:37 EST 1997

On 25 Feb 1997 05:49:54 GMT, "Adam Reed" <arreed at erinet.com> wrote:

>There does seem to so question as to the effect of magnetic imaging.  Just
>try and get an MRI on a pregnant women.  All the MRI facilities in my area
>refuse to do one on a pregnant patient and the reason that was given was
>that "they do not know the long term effects of the MRI."  There seems to
>be a question as to gamma radiation being produced from the patient during
>an MRI.

Utter nonsense. Gamma radiation is produced either through isomeric
transitions or positron-electron annihilations. There is no physical
mechanism in NMR (MRI) to do this.

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