Biotronik creates new online tool that identifies cardiac devices safe for MRI

Berlin-based Biotronik has created an online tool that advises physicians on the appropriate MR-conditional heart monitor or pacing or ICD system for patients.

Branded the ProMRI Configurator, the tool is an intuitive and user-friendly system that allows physicians to select desired MRI conditions and cardiac devices that are approved and available in their country, Biotronik said in a statement. By advising physicians on the best devices available, the configurator helps patients receive better care.

The system enables patients with a pacemaker, implantable defibrillator, cardiac monitor or cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator to undergo an MRI scan.

It’s the second offering from the ProMRI Check family. The first is the ProMRI SystemCheck, which allows physicians and patients to check whether an implanted cardiac system is MR-conditional.

“At Biotronik, we are deeply invested in enabling as many patients as possible to have access to MRI scans,” said Manuel Ortega, senior vice president at Biotronik, in a statement. “With the addition of the ProMRI Configurator to our portfolio, we are making further advances towards this goal by making it simpler for doctors to determine the best system for each patient.”