Safety of Cardiac Pacemakers in 3 Tesla MRI
Recruitment status was: Recruiting
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Defined Population
Observational Model: Natural History
Time Perspective: Longitudinal
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||Study to Evaluate Safety of Cardiac Pacemakers in MR Imaging at 3T Tesla|
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.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00356330
|University of Bonn, Department of Radiology|
|Bonn, NRW, Germany, 53127|
|Principal Investigator:||Torsten Sommer, MD||University of Bonn, Department of Radiology|