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Abstract #2672

Metal-Induced Artifacts in Computed Tomography & Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Comparison of Biodegradable Magnesium Alloy Versus Titanium and Stainless Steel Control

Gustav Andreisek1, Thomas Frauenfelder1, Roger Luechinger2

1Department of Radiology, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, ZH, Switzerland; 2Institute for Biomedical Engineering, University & ETH Zurich, Zurich, ZH, Switzerland

Our aim was to evaluate metal artifacts induced by biodegradable magnesium alloys a new class of degradable biomaterials - at CT and MR imaging at 1.5T in comparison to standard titanium and stainless steel controls. It was shown that biodegradable magnesium alloys show less metal induced artifacts at CT and MR imaging than the controls.