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To study the mechanisms of the magnetic influences on blood viscosity, the time for blood to fall through a glass capillary inside and outside a 1.5 T magnet resonance (MR) scanner was measured.
|ばく露時間||35 min for each sample, repeated 8 times|
|Additional information||Static magnetic field|
|ばく露装置の詳細||The water bath containing the probe was placed 1) at the center of the MR scanner and 2) outside the MR scanner|
The data showed that the blood viscosity significantly increased in a 1.5 T MR scanner. The blood viscosity increased depending on blood oxygenation, i.e. the increase in blood viscosity of deoxygenated blood was greater than that of oxygenated blood.
Thus, the results suggest that a 1.5 T magnetic field may modulate blood flow.