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MRI-Compatible Ventilators and Physiological Equipment for Adults Undergoing MRI exams: A Review of Clinical Effectiveness and Guidelines

Last updated: June 20, 2018
Project Number: RC0996-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Devices and Systems
Report Type: Summary with Critical Appraisal
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What is the clinical effectiveness of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-compatible ventilators in adult patients requiring ventilation during an MRI exam?
  2. What is the clinical effectiveness of physiological monitoring equipment used during a MRI exam in adult patients on a ventilator?
  3. What are the evidence-based guidelines associated with the use of MRI-compatible ventilators for adult patients undergoing a MRI exam?
  4. What are the evidence-based guidelines associated with the use of physiological monitoring equipment used for ventilated adult patients during an MRI exam?

Key Message

No evidence regarding the clinical effectiveness of MRI-compatible ventilators and physiological monitors for ventilated patients during MRI was identified.No evidence-based guidelines associated with the use of MRI-compatible ventilators and physiological monitoring for ventilated adult patients during MRI exams were found.