Pacemakers in MRI for the neuroradiologist

A. W. Korutz*, A. Obajuluwa, M. S. Lester, E. N. McComb, T. A. Hijaz, J. D. Collins, S. Dandamudi, B. P. Knight, A. J. Nemeth

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Cardiac implantable electronic devices are frequently encountered in clinical practice in patients being screened for MR imaging examinations. Traditionally, the presence of these devices has been considered a contraindication to undergoing MR imaging. Growing evidence suggests that most of these patients can safely undergo an MR imaging examination if certain conditions are met. This document will review the relevant cardiac implantable electronic devices encountered in practice today, the background physics/ technical factors related to scanning these devices, the multidisciplinary screening protocol used at our institution for scanning patients with implantable cardiac devices, and our experience in safely performing these examinations since 2010.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2222-2230
Number of pages9
JournalAmerican Journal of Neuroradiology
Volume38
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Clinical Neurology

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