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M.R.I.’s May Burn Patients Who Wear Drug Patches

March 6, 2009By GARDINER HARRISThe New York Times WASHINGTON — Federal health officials warned Thursday that patients who wear nicotine or other drug patches during M.R.I. scans risk burns, because some patches contain tiny metal elements that can be heated by the device’s huge magnet. “Some, but not all, of these patches contain a little bit of aluminum, just enough …

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