Aims and objectives
To gain knowledge about assessment of MR compatibility of various implants including cardiac pacemakers and to address the myths related to contraindications of MRI in patients with implants. To assess the knowledge of radiology department staff with regards to MR compatibility and MR safety of implants.
Methods and materials
BACKGROUND: With increase in aging population,
spinal cord stimulation and active cardiac implantations are becoming increasingly prevalent.
Metallicandelectronic implants are on the rise. Also the need for MRI examination increases with age because of increased prevalence of geriatric conditions like cancer,
neurodegenerative diseases and musculoskeletal disorders. Some of these devices or implants may be potentially dangerous to the patient under the influence of MR...
FINDINGS AND PROCEDURE DETAILS: Types of implantable devices: Definitions: “MR Safe” “MR Conditional” and “MR unsafe”: MR Conditional implants: It is challenging to scan MR Conditional implants. It involves 2 steps: First step is figuring out exactly which implant the patient has & Next step is knowing the conditions under which implant can be imaged. It is often difficult to find the information from the implant manufacturer’s website. Different types of interactions by Magnetic field: There...
Good interval improvement in the awareness was observed among MR operators and residents.
Proper knowledge on MR implant guidelines potentially avoid the wrongful denial of the study and can help to arrive at an early correct diagnosis
Resident Columbia Asia Referral Hospital Bangalore India
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