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  • The Effect of Magnetic Resonance Imaging on the Neural Tube of Early Chicken Embryos

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    emrah kantarcioglu; Gokmen Kahilogullari MD, PhD; Murat Zaimoglu; Melih Bozkurt MD; Elif Peker; Zeynep Gunhan; Esra Erdemli; Deniz Billur; Ilhan Erden; Agahan Unlu

    Study Design:
    Laboratory Investigation

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    Meeting: Congress of Neurological Surgeons 2015 Annual Meeting

    Introduction: Neural Tube Defects (NTD) occur in the first weeks of embryonic life and develop due to incomplete closure of neural tube. Alongside their social consequences NTD are important because of their preventabilities. Magnetic Resonans Imaging (MRI) principles are based on mapping hydrogen atoms that forms approximately 63% of human being. In this study we aimed to research effect of MRI on midline clossure of chick embryos and whether cause NTD or not.

    Methods: We determined statistically significient neural tube closure defects and histologically growth retardation on chick embryos those exposed different Tesla powers of magnetic fields (p<0.05).

    Results: Striking feature of the study was the increment in the growth retardation was corelated with increasing Tesla.

    Conclusions: With all these findings as a current diagnostic tool, MRI, can cause midline closure defects and growth retardation.

    Patient Care: We can take measure MRI's side effect (increased tesla related) as neural tube defects.

    Learning Objectives: From this aspect it is a possibility those effects can also occur in human embryos. This is the first report about the relation of MRI and NTD.


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