MRI for patients with pacemakers and implantable cardioverter-defibrillators

The British Cardiovascular Society and the Clinical Imaging Board (the Society and College of Radiographers, the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine, and the Royal College of Radiologists) recently published a joint letter on MRI for patients with pacemakers and implantable cardioverter-defibrillators.

It stated that they “jointly believe that patients with cardiac devices should no longer be disadvantaged and have the same access to MRI scanning in the NHS as everyone else. Addressing this will require local champions, new working practices (clinical, financial), and partnerships – especially between cardiology and radiology and medical physics departments. But there are no fundamental barriers - we as a community are capable of making this happen. We encourage you to help make this a reality in the NHS.”

Click here to download the letter