Vasyukov S.S.1, Kuzmenkov D.V.1, Ustyuzhanin D.V.2, Shariya M.A.1,2


Until recently, an implanted pacemaker was an absolute contraindication to MRI, regardless of the field of study. Patients with pacemakers couldn’t undergo MRI and get the diagnostic information. In recent years, new types of implantable devices that are compatible with MRI have been developed and introduced into clinical practice. This allowed MRI examinations for such patients, including cardiac studies. The review focused on the safety of MRI in patients with implanted MR-compatible pacemakers. The features of procedure, differences from the routine study are considered. The images quality and interpretability both in the implantation zone and in the area of the electrodes are discussed.


1 - I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University (Sechenov University).

2 - National Medical Research Center of


Moscow, Russia.

Keywords: MRI, magnetic resonance imaging, CT, computed tomography, MRI-compatible artificial cardiostimulation system, MR-conditional pacing system, artificial cardiostimulator, artificial cardiac pacemaker, artificial cardiostimulation device, artificial pacemaker, endocardial electrode.


Corresponding author:  Vasyukov S.S. e-mail: Этот e-mail адрес защищен от спам-ботов, для его просмотра у Вас должен быть включен Javascript


For citation: Vasyukov S.S., Kuzmenkov D.V., Ustyuzhanin D.V., Shariya M.A. MRI and cardiac pacemakers: current status. REJR 2021; 11(1):72-77. DOI: 10.21569/2222-7415-2021-11-1-72-77.


Received:       30.12.20 Accepted:     04.02.21