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Pigments & MRI

 

Ferromagnetic particles deposited in the human skin pose a clinical risk during MRI. Cosmetic tattoo inks are often composed of iron oxides and metallic constituents, thus presenting a higher risk of MRI complications such as artifacts, burning sensations, and cutaneous reactions in tattooed skin.

 

Kasper Køhler Alsing

Medical doctor at the Tattoo Clinic, Copenhagen University Hospital Bispebjerg, Denmark

 

Speaker Information:

Kasper Køhler Alsing is a medical doctor at the Tattoo Clinic, Copenhagen University Hospital Bispebjerg, Denmark. He is passionate about dermatology, wound healing, and tattoos from a health perspective. Kasper will focus on the use of iron oxide in Permanent Make up pigments and why it is important to be aware of certain metals contaminants and mineral oxides. His research group has been able to narrow down the high-risk groups of MRI-induced tattoo complications, and how to avoid them from happening in the future. 
 

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