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  • New type of MRI

    Hi folks. Over the holidays I spoke with my electrical engineer brother-in-law and heard something exciting. He began asking me all about my heart and the ICD I have. He had just come from a several day course on heart conditions and implantible devices. When I asked why he explained that they are working to develop an MRI that would be compatible with ICD’s, pacers etc. He didn’t give me a time line or anything, but it was exciting to hear that such a machine is being worked on. I wonder how long that will take to get on the market? Have any of you heard anything about this?

    Peace,

    Leon
    God Squad co-moderator
    Nothing is as gentle as strength and nothing is as strong as gentleness

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    Leon, I don't have a lot of info on the whole thing, but it is in the works.

    http://www.biophan.com/release_021302.php

    If you do a search on MRI, you will see a post with the above site listed. It has the info on it. I understand some other companies are also working toward the same. The original post was MRI after Myectomy on April 2, 2003. Hope this helps. Linda

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