Our mission is to ensure that patients with cardiac devices have the same access to MRI scanning as everyone else.
“You have the right to receive care and treatment that is appropriate to you”
“You have the right to expect your NHS to assess and to put in place the services to
meet those needs as considered necessary”
– The NHS Constitution
We are excited to run the next study day for clinicians who want to provide MRI for patients with pacemakers or cardiac defibrillators. We have to keep numbers low because of the live scanning exposure, so if you cannot make this course, we will hold the next in December. We look forward to seeing you there!
Date: 10 September 2018
Location: Barts Heart Centre, West Smithfield, London, EC1A7BE.
More details and bookings here.
Thank you to the HSJ for recognising the patient impact and cost effectiveness of the service at Barts Heart Centre with an award for ‘Improving the value of diagnostic services’. This reflects the hard work for a growing team that has learned new skills and worked so hard to make this happen.. and for keeping up with the demand.
We all hope the recognition will encourage others to set up new services and raise aware in referrers.
Details at the HSJ awards website.
Peter, who was diagnosed with cancer at Barts but because of his pacemaker – which had been implanted at another hospital – struggled to get an MRI. Thanks to the MRI service, he was able to undergo multiple scans which were needed for his treatment with surgery and radiotherapy. He has kindly agreed to post this (as both a patient and a Barts Charity ambassador) so that we as clinicians drive more service availability across the country.
You can read another news article here.
Thanks to all for attending for our last study day! Again, great to meet the range of people who are working to develop their own services- radiologists, radiographers, cardiologists, physiologists, physicists. Thanks also to Peter Kellman (visiting from the NIH, USA) for explaining sequence selection/optimising during our live scanning.
The barriers to individual service are often similar and the round table discussions helped to bring these to light. We can’t wait to use the feedback to highlight what the barriers are and develop resources/guidance to tackle them.
Next course early Autumn. Register for a notification here.