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Establishing a hybrid system for cardiac patients -developments and safety issues
© Jones et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. 2013
- Published: 30 January 2013
- Angiographic Suite
- Invasive Blood Pressure
- Total Procedure Time
- Core Staff
- Invasive Blood Pressure Measurement
CMR is the preeminent imaging technique to assess LV function and myocardial injury. With the advent of combined angiography / CMR suites, there is an opportunity to perform combined invasive hemodynamic evaluation and treatments further informed by CMR imaging. However, key considerations are safety issues in potentially unstable patients in the context of MR and X-ray hazards. Here, we report our first experience on the feasibility of combined cardiac studies in this setting.
Out of 12 patients recruited, 4 had contraindications to CMR; the remaining 8 (6M: 2F, aged between 48-79 yrs) successfully underwent the complete angiography and CMR imaging using the MIYABI function. No adverse events occurred. The mean total procedure time was 105 ± 30 minutes - comprising 60 ± 20 minutes in the cath lab and 45 ± 10 minutes in CMR. The core staff comprised: (1) Cath. Lab: 1 interventionalist, 1 physiologist, 1 X-ray radiographer, 2 nurses in the angio suite; and (2) CMR: 1 CMR radiographer to oversee MRI safety and 2 members of staff during the MIYABI transfer; 1 scan operator and 2 other members of staff in the MR control room.
We report a structural and procedural design for hybrid CMR and invasive arteriography at 3T.
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