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MRI Systems & Side-Effects

Kevin Spencer kspencer at s.psych.uiuc.edu
Thu Jun 8 11:52:26 EST 1995


>In article <3r2qn7$458 at ixnews5.ix.netcom.com>, cabal at ix.netcom.com
>(Alexander Grijalva ) wrote:

>> Also, are there any side-effects attributed to MRI's? Especially in
>> regards to the brain?

Claustrophobia can be a problem.  The magnet has the dimensions of a
coffin.  I had never experienced claustrophobia before going into a
magnet as a research subject, but had it in the magnet, and I have had
problems afterwards with claustrophobia in places like airplanes and
elevators.

Kevin



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