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Abstract #4064

A Prospective Study of the Safety of Tattoos in MRI

Martina F Callaghan1, Clive Negus1, Megan Creasey1, Shiela Burns1, Janice Glensman1, David Bradbury1, Elaine Williams1, and Nikolaus Weiskopf1,2

1Functional Imaging Laboratory (FIL) & Wellcome Centre for Human Neuroimaging, UCL Institute of Neurology, London, United Kingdom, 2Department of Neurophysics, Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig, Germany

Tattoos are recognised as a potential source of increased risk for MRI. Here we present the results of a prospective study designed to assess the risk of a tattoo-related adverse event occurring during MRI scanning at 3T. The study spanned a 6 year period with 573 independent scanning sessions on 319 individuals. With the inclusion criteria adopted in this study, the probability of an adverse reaction was estimated to be < 1%.

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