Moving across the static magnetic field of a 1.5 T MRI scanner: Analysing compliance with Directive 2013/35/EU

Phys Med. 2019 Jan;57:238-244. doi: 10.1016/j.ejmp.2018.11.004. Epub 2018 Nov 20.

Abstract

Does the exposure of magnetic resonance imaging personnel to static magnetic fields fully comply with Directive 2013/35/EU? Despite the obligation to satisfy this question, a general answer cannot be provided, nor are final satisfying good practices methods for exposure assessment currently available. In order to contribute to fix this problem, three different 1.5 T scanners are analysed and - by a new theoretical insight - a positive answer is provided.

Keywords: Exposure; MRI; NIR; Safety.

MeSH terms

  • European Union*
  • Guideline Adherence / statistics & numerical data*
  • Magnetic Fields*
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging / instrumentation*
  • Motion
  • Occupational Exposure / analysis