Auditory noise associated with MR procedures: a review

J Magn Reson Imaging. 2000 Jul;12(1):37-45. doi: 10.1002/1522-2586(200007)12:1<37::aid-jmri5>;2-i.


This review article discusses the various types of acoustic noise produced during the operation of MR systems, describes the characteristics of the acoustic noise, and presents information regarding noise control techniques. In addition, the problems related to acoustic noise for patients and healthcare workers are discussed.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Auditory Threshold / physiology*
  • Ear Protective Devices
  • Environmental Monitoring / methods*
  • Hearing Disorders / etiology*
  • Hearing Disorders / prevention & control
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging / adverse effects*
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging / instrumentation
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging / methods
  • Monitoring, Physiologic / methods
  • Noise, Occupational / adverse effects*
  • Occupational Health
  • Risk Assessment
  • Signal Processing, Computer-Assisted