MRI in patients with Cardiac Pacemakers now looks feasible!!
YES, DOCTOR, IT CAN BE DONE: MRIs MADE SAFE FOR PEOPLE WITH MODERN DEFIBRILLATORS AND PACEMAKERS.
Low-energy “fix” for machine, other steps vastly reduce risk
Researchers at Johns Hopkins have painstakingly figured out how to safely perform magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans on men and women who have any one of 24 modern types of implanted defibrillators and pacemakers.Henry Halperin, M.D., and his team have developed a combination of methods that reduce the risk of life-threatening meltdowns and other complications posed by MRI’s ability to charge and manipulate the electrical properties of cells to produce real-time images from inside the body. "
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MRI in patients with Cardiac Pacemakers now looks feasible!! Reviewed by Sumer Sethi on Thursday, October 05, 2006 Rating: