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EC recognises threat to use of MRI

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39248.627384.DB (Published 21 June 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:1295
  1. Rory Watson
  1. Brussels

    The European Commission has confirmed for the first time that it is prepared to delay the start of, and amend if necessary, European Union health and safety legislation that critics warn might restrict the use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

    The announcement by the social affairs commissioner, Vladimir Spidla, follows the launch in March of the Alliance for MRI campaign, which has brought together medical specialists, patients' groups, and European parliamentarians.

    They have argued that the measures designed to protect employees from short term exposure to electromagnetic fields would inadvertently make it harder …

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