Pacemaker – No MRI or YES?

May 25, 2010

A couple of days ago, a young male, aged 22, was fitted with a new Advisa MRI safe pacemaker in the South West in the US. This is a state-of-the-art MRI-compatible pacemaker, which means he will be able to have an MRI scan in the future should he need one. This is not possible with an ordinary pacemaker, and there are different records of patients dying in the MR suite all over the world, because of the effects of the magnetic field on the pacemaker.
Those are good news to patients who have a pacemaker: the MR suite could now be open to them.

More information can be found at: http://www.diagnosticimaging.com/europe/content/article/113619/1570949

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