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MRI of patients with MR Conditional cardiac devices

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How to perform MRI of patients with MR Conditional cardiac devices?

Cardiac pacemakers and ICDs used to be contraindicated for MRI. Today however, active cardiac implants are often labeled MR Conditional, which means that a patient can undergo MRI under certain conditions. Five experts explain what this entails in practice.



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MRI of patients with MR Conditional cardiac devices

Well-designed patient trajectory is vital

MRI of a patient with an MR Conditional cardiac device requires some specific steps. The MR conditions for the device need to be looked up. Just before the scan, the cardiac device needs to be switched to scan mode. During the scan the MR conditions need to be met. Who does what? And what is a best practice?


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Are radiology departments ready?

Radiologists, technologists, cardiologists and electrophysiologists may be involved in the different steps for MRI of patients with MR Conditional cardiac devices. It can be challenging for MRI staff to control that the implant’s MR conditions are fulfilled during the complete scan. Fortunately, tools are becoming available to simplify this.




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MRI of patients with MR Conditional cardiac devices


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