Proven Expertise in MRI Safety Testing

Lemieux & Carmichael

UCL MRI Safety Consultants Ltd

Our Services

We perform tests in accordance with the official and recommended standards, and produce reports on the compatibility of medical implants with regards to exposure to the magnetic resonance scanning environment. We provide advice on submission to regulatory bodies. We can also offer consultancy regarding design and modification of devices to improve their imaging safety profile.

Effects tested:

  • Heating
  • Induced voltage and current
  • Mechanical forces on implant

Standard used:

ASTM F2182 “Standard Test Method for Measurement of Radio Frequency Induced Heating On or Near Passive Implants During Magnetic Resonance Imaging” (current revision: 11a)

Link to ASTM

Depending on the implant, we also take into consideration the following:

  • IEC 60601-1 on the safety and effectiveness of medical electrical equipment;
  •  IEC 60601-2-10 concerning nerve and muscle stimulators.