BIOTRONIK has announced that its ProMRI technology, which allows cardiac implants to be worn while getting an MRI scan, is now cleared in Europe for use in 3 Tesla scanners and for whole body scanning under 1.5 Tesla.
BIOTRONIK is the first to receive the European green light for 3 Tesla compatibility, but some of the devices require an exclusion zone to be used during the scan.
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BIOTRONIK was the first company worldwide to enable ICD patients to access MRIs in 2011. The company now has CE approval for full-body MRI scans with its single-chamber, dual-chamber and DX ICDs with atrial diagnostics.2 These devices are approved with backwards compatibility for 1.5 T scans. ICD patients are freed from exclusion zones during scans and can benefit from expanded imaging options. In addition, BIOTRONIK remains the only company worldwide to offer heart failure patients with pacemakers and defibrillators (CRT-Ps and CRT-Ds) access to MRI scans.
BIOTRONIK ProMRI® technology enables patients with a pacemaker, implantable defibrillator, or cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator (CRT-D) or pacemaker (CRT-P) to undergo an MRI scan. BIOTRONIK has the broadest portfolio of cardiac devices approved for use with MRIs on the market and is the only company to allow heart failure patients with CRT devices to take advantage of MRI scans. ProMRI® technology enables pacemaker patients, and now ICD patients, to undergo full-body scans. ICD patients may now also undergo ultra high field 3.0 T scans.