The FDA has approved the product only 16 months after the initial clinical study was launched, and five months after the approval of that study's expansion to include full-body MRI scans
However, Simon Robinson of Lantheus Medical Imaging in North Billerica, Massachusetts, and his colleagues found a way around this using gadolinium chelate, a substance that is already used to light up blood in MRI scans
The data showed no MRI-related complications, and no arrhythmias, or asystole (absence of electrical activity in the heart) during MRI scans
In addition in 2012 as part of a waiting list initiative, 700 MRI scans
were sent to Alliance Healthcare Ballinasloe and as part of the group integration 730 scans have been performed in Roscommon County Hospital.
Results presented showed no MRI-related complications, and no arrhythmia or asystole (absence of electrical activity in the heart) during MRI scans
conducted on patients as part of a worldwide clinical study.
According to the company, Kora 100 SR and DR pacemakers, when implanted with the Sorin Beflex pacing lead(s), enable implanted patients to safely undergo an MRI scan
It is estimated that 50 - 75 percent of patients with an implantable cardiac device will need an MRI scan
over the lifetime of their device.
I HAD an MRI scan
a few weeks ago and I think I can reassure you.
Moreover, this surgeon would practice not with some representation of the "average" brain but with the patient's brain, as mapped the day before by an MRI scan
We see patients every week who aren't able to get an MRI scan
to determine the cause of a clinical issue and must use less effective diagnostic methods because they have a pacemaker," said Prof.
According to published literature, up to 75 percent of patients worldwide with implanted cardiac devices are estimated to need an MRI scan
during the lifetime of their devices.
A 20-minute MRI scan
has the potential to indicate who is likely to benefit and who is not.