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Abstract #3648

Genetic damage investigations after repeated exposures to 7 T Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Mahsa Fatahi1, Annika Reddig2, Vijayalaxmi Vijayalaxmi3, Bjoern Friebe4, Dirk Roggenbuck 5,6, Dirk Reinhold2, and Oliver Speck1,7,8,9

1Biomedical Magnetic Resonance, Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg, Magdeburg, Germany, 2Institute of Molecular and Clinical Immunology, Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg, Magdeburg, Germany, 3Department of Radiology, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX, United States, 4Department of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg, Magdeburg, Germany, 5Faculty of Natural Sciences, Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg, Senftenberg, Germany, 6Medipan GmbH, Dahlewitz/Berlin, Berlin, Germany, 7Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology, Magdeburg, Germany, 8Center for Behavioral Brain Sciences, Magdeburg, Germany, 9German Center for Neurodegenerative Disease, Magdeburg, Germany

Synopsis. Ultra-high field magnetic resonance imaging (UHF MRI) is a technological development which is now only used for research purpose. Healthy individuals working with UHF MRI scanners as well as those participating in research investigations are repeatedly exposed to high field strengths, which can be >2-fold greater than those regularly used in clinics. In this study, we have examined the extent of genetic damage in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) obtained from such individuals exposed to 7T MRI.

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