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Magnetic resonance imaging is to be exempt from European rules restricting use of electromagnetic fields

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: (Published 21 June 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d3923
  1. Rory Watson
  1. 1Brussels

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) used for medical diagnosis and treatment will be exempt from new Europe-wide rules designed to protect workers from electromagnetic fields. The decision comes after a four year campaign by radiologists, scientists, and patients’ groups who feared that the legislation would severely restrict use of the technology.

Mary Baker, president of the European Brain Council, said, “This proposal ensures that patients across Europe will be able to receive the highest standard of care and will not be forced into the …

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