Anesthetic Concerns in the MR Environment

  • Ramon Martin
Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)


Magnetic resonance (MR) is used increasingly for therapeutic procedures as well as diagnostic scans. There is also a parallel increase in the use of anesthesia for these procedures and the scans. Static, gradient, and radiofrequency fields pose several challenges when providing anesthetic support in the MR environment. Training in and knowledge of these effects are necessary to provide safe anesthetic care. This is of utmost importance when an emergent clinical situation develops, where the patient needs to be taken care of, and where the potential harmful effects of MR must be avoided.


Remote Monitoring Acoustic Noise Rapid Sequence Induction Anesthesia Provider Retroperitoneal Sarcoma 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of AnesthesiaBrigham and Women’s HospitalBostonUSA

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