MRI issues: pacemakers

January 12, 2010

A recent study by FDA researchers has shown the risks of MR scanning patients with pacemakers. This is normally contraindicated, but some physicians condone scanning certain patients. FDA researchers found that certain cardiac pacemakers may inadequately stimulate a patient’s heart while undergoing an MRI scan. For a full report, see:
http://www.biomedical-engineering-online.com/content/8/1/39

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