Work continues on making MRIs safe for those with devices

10/10/2006 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

The 2 million U.S. patients with implanted pacemakers or defibrillators may soon be able to undergo MRIs without worrying about a malfunction in their device. Researchers are working on three approaches, including testing Medtronic's new pacemaker designed for MRI use, devising a shield that blocks MRI energy and conducting the scan on 24 brands that appear to show no problems during an MRI.

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