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Frequent MRI Scanner Exposure Might Affect Memory: Study

Posted 30 Aug 2012 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Aug. 30 – Exposure to magnetic fields generated by MRI scanners may lower a person's mental skills, according to a small new study. The effects were most noticeable in tasks that required high levels of working memory, which could have implications for surgeons and other medical staff who work within the vicinity of MRI scanners, the researchers said. The study was published online ...

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