MRI Safe Shielding Technology Developed

November 22, 2002 | Source: KurzweilAI

Biophan Technologies has successfully tested a method for shielding implanted and inter-operative medical devices against interference from Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI).

The RF energy from an MRI is known to be the cause of dangerously high tissue heating and other performance problems in electronic medical devices used in the body, such as implantable pacemakers, cardioverter-defibrillators, and neurostimulators, and interventional devices such as guidewires and catheters.

Biophan’s new technology uses thin-film nanomagnetic and carbon composite coatings, and novel shield designs, each of which can be used individually or together to meet the specific shielding requirements of a wide range of medical devices.