Force and torque effects of a 1.5-Tesla MRI scanner on cardiac pacemakers and ICDs.

@article{Luechinger2001ForceAT,
  title={Force and torque effects of a 1.5-Tesla MRI scanner on cardiac pacemakers and ICDs.},
  author={Roger Luechinger and Firat Duru and Markus Beat Scheidegger and Peter Boesiger and Reto Candinas},
  journal={Pacing and clinical electrophysiology : PACE},
  year={2001},
  volume={24 2},
  pages={199-205}
}
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a widely accepted tool for the diagnosis of a variety of disease states. However, the presence of an implanted pacemaker is considered to be a strict contraindication to MRI in a vast majority of centers due to safety concerns. In phantom studies, the authors investigated the force and torque effects of the static magnetic field of MRI on pacemakers and ICDs. Thirty-one pacemakers (15 dual chamber and 16 single chamber units) from eight manufacturers and 13… CONTINUE READING
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