Our Mission

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

You can find out what we do here and why we are doing this here.

Our campaign is grateful for the support of doctors, patients, and hospitals and medical societies. Get involved by either telling us about your hospital, using our resources, or anything else.

Next MRI for device patients study day

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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.

 

Recognition at the HSJ Value awards

 

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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.

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A Barts Charity patient ambassador tells his story..

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Thanks to Barts Charity– without their support we would not have been able to develop our service.

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.

Barts Heart Centre wins At British Medical Journal Awards

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BMJ Awards Diagnostics Team of the Year- congrats Barts Heart Centre Cardiac Imaging!

You can read another news article here.

Thanks for the last MRI for device patients study day

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Charlotte talking through device programming before an MRI scan

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.