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Safety of Cardiac Pacemakers in 3 Tesla MRI

2014-08-27 03:43:21 | BioPortfolio

Summary

To evaluate short-term and long-term effects by MR imaging at 3T on the technical and functional status of cardiac pacemakers.

Description

Recently, a shift could be observed from cardiac pacemakers being an absolute contraindication to being a relative contraindication for MR imaging at 1.5 Tesla, depending on a patient-per-patient risk-benefit-evaluation, which includes an urgent clinical need for MR imaging (other imaging modalities non-conclusive) and co-morbidities (especially cardiac co-morbidities). At the same time, MR imaging at 3 Tesla is evolving from a research application only to an important imaging modality today.

Using the improved signal-to-noise-ratio, high field MR-Systems with a field strength of 3 Tesla offer a variety of diagnostic advantages to 1.5 Tesla systems. These advantages lead to a higher sensitivity and specificity in diagnosing, foremost neurological, disorders.

In this study, we evaluate the safety of MR imaging of the brain in patients with cardiac pacemakers at 3T.

Study Design

Observational Model: Defined Population, Observational Model: Natural History, Time Perspective: Longitudinal, Time Perspective: Prospective

Conditions

Heart Diseases

Location

University of Bonn, Department of Radiology
Bonn
NRW
Germany
53127

Status

Recruiting

Source

University Hospital, Bonn

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:43:21-0400

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