Thanks to patients and staff at Barts Heart Centre for highlighting the health inequality and how new technology and service innovations have allowed patients with pacemakers to undergo MRI scans when needed. Half a million people in the UK wear pacemakers or defibrillators to keep their hearts working. Yet tens of thousands can’t get an … Continue reading Channel 4: Tens of thousands of pacemaker wearers missing out on MRI scan due to perceived dangers
One of the regular comments from new services (radiology and cardiology ) is the difficulty in accessing resources- manufacture guidelines are across different sites and even vary between countries. New services also find it difficult to set up a standard operating procedure. We hope to make this easier by centralising resources and experience. Links direct … Continue reading Resources updated: SOPs, check device compatibility, lecture notes
Joint RCR & BCS letter
At the time of implant, your team should tell you if you can have an MRI scan, based on your pacemaker design. Some pacemakers are easy to scan – they have been built for MRI. If this is the case, your device is “MRI conditional”. Older pacemaker or cardiac defibrillators may not have tested in … Continue reading How do I know if my device can undergo MRI?
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 … Continue reading Next MRI for device patients study day