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
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 … Continue reading Recognition at the HSJ Value awards
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-QCSqU7ccVM 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 … Continue reading A Barts Charity patient ambassador tells his story..
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