Tattoo complications and magnetic resonance imaging: a comprehensive review of the literature

Kasper Køhler Alsing, Helle Hjorth Johannesen, Rasmus Hvass Hansen, Jørgen Serup

15 Citationer (Scopus)

Abstract

Tattooed patients undergoing magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can develop cutaneous complications during the procedure. Our aim was to review all published case reports on MRI-induced tattoo complications to identify a possible pattern. So far, 17 cases have been reported. Five (29%) of the cases were in cosmetic tattoos. Symptoms are abrupt and painful with fast onset during MRI, sometimes requiring termination of the procedure. Clinical signs are absent or manifested as inflammation sensed as burning. No thermal skin burns have been recognized. Full recovery is fast, with no sequelae. MRI-induced tattoo complications are uncommon. Patients with cosmetic and traditional tattoos can undergo routine MRI.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftActa Radiologica
Vol/bind61
Udgave nummer12
Sider (fra-til)1695-1700
Antal sider6
ISSN0284-1851
DOI
StatusUdgivet - dec. 2020

Fingeraftryk

Dyk ned i forskningsemnerne om 'Tattoo complications and magnetic resonance imaging: a comprehensive review of the literature'. Sammen danner de et unikt fingeraftryk.

Citationsformater