Treat patients with kindness during magnetic resonance imaging

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7043.1421b (Published 01 June 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:1421
  1. Keith Duncan,
  2. Philip N Baker,
  3. Ian R Johnson,
  4. Penny Gowland
  1. MRC research fellow Senior lecturer Professor University Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, City Hospital, Nottingham NG7 2TW
  2. Lecturer Magnetic Resonance Centre, Nottingham University, Department of Physics, Nottingham

    EDITOR,—We were concerned to read Helen Rosenthal's personal view, in which she described her harrowing experience of magnetic resonance imaging and likened the technique to the Auschwitz gas chambers.1 Her view is contrary to the impression we have gained of our patients' satisfaction with this imaging modality. We are currently investigating the use of echoplanar magnetic resonance imaging to assess fetal development.2 One aspect of the research is a longitudinal study …

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