Steffen Weiss1, Sascha Krueger1, Peter Koken1, Gregg Stenzel2, Steve Wedan2, Ronald Holthuizen3, Jouke Smink4, Anne Krogh Grndal5, Lars lgaard Bloch5, James Harrison6, Mark O'Neill6, Reza Razavi6, Tobias Schaeffter6
1Innovative Technologies, Research Laboratories, Philips Technologie GmbH, Hamburg, Germany; 2Imricor Medical Systems, Burnsville, MN, United States; 3MR Clinical Functionality, Philips Healthcare, Best, Netherlands; 4MR Clinical Science, Philips Healthcare, Best, Netherlands; 5MR Research Centre, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark; 6Division of Imaging Sciences and Biomedical Engineering, Kings College London, London, United Kingdom
An MR-EP suite was developed that closely integrates all components required for clinical EP procedures. This includes wireless transmission of the ECG from the patient monitor to the EP recorder, automatic transmission of activation time delays from the EP recorder with on-the-fly generation of color-coded time maps based on a cardiac model, and automatic planning of scan orientations based on the position of the active tracking catheter. The suite was evaluated in pre-clinical mapping and ablation sessions in pigs. It enabled time-efficient mapping and ablation including catheter-navigated monitoring of catheter-tissue contact and lesion formation including wall thickening.