The ISO 10974 Joint Working Group (JWG) met from June 19-21, 2019 to discuss safety aspects of the electromagnetic compatibility of active implants during magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) exposures. The IT'IS team, represented by Dr. Tolga Goren, Dr. Aiping Yao and Prof. Niels Kuster, presented the two new standard active implanted medical devices SAIMD-1 (128 MHz) and SAIMD-U, which are used to ensure that testing setups are validated and giving correct results compared to numerically derived targets. A video demonstrating their use for validating the piX system (ZMT Zurich MedTech) can be found here.
Dr. Aiping Yao also provided an overview of her recent thesis work, which focused on the Test Field Diversity method as well as temperature rise modeling near implant tips. Keep an eye out for those publications coming soon!
The event, kindly organized by Healtis at Nancy, France, included some tasty dinners with colleagues and friends, a tour of the downtown, and in the evenings an amazing light show!
For more information on the growing SAIMD family, check out the product page from ZMT Zurich MedTech AG. To learn more about our efforts in MRI safety evaluations for active implants and more, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.