The MR ergometer is an ergometer for use during MR studies. The MR ergometers workload is controlled with an electronic braking principle especially designed for use in a MR environment.
The Lode MRI ergometers are designed to produce physical stress within an MRI device. The MRI ergometer can be used for cardiac examinations, cardiac research, spectroscopy and other examinations and research. For cardiac MRI examinations, the MRI ergometer can be produced with a pedal (circular) or push/pull exercise movement. For spectroscopy MR examinations there is an ergometer available with up/down movement for the upper leg and an ankle MRI ergometer for the calf muscles.
The MRI ergometers are compatible for the most types of MRI scanners of Siemens, Philips and GE. The choice of materials and the special design makes that the Lode MRI ergometer can be used for 1,5 and a 3 Tesla MRI without giving artifacts on the imaging.
Our MRI ergometer with its low start-up load enables exercise. When a test subject is able to do exercise, this is always recommended above pharmacologic stress. It allows objective measurement of improvement in either level of cardiac conditioning and/or level of cardiac work. It is safe and what is very important is perfectly reproducible.
- Unique ergometer for MRI
- High standards
- Compatible with various MRIs at 1.5 and 3 Tesla
The choice of materials and the special design makes that the Lode MRI ergometer is useable for various Tesla MRIs without giving artifacts on the imaging.
Exercise instead of medicine
When a test subject is able to do exercise, it is always recommended above pharmacologic stress. It allows objective measurement in either level of cardiac conditioning and/or level of cardiac work. It is safe and perfectly reproducible.
Extreme low start up load
The extreme low start-up load of 7 watts and the adjustability in small steps of 1 watt make this ergometer perfectly suitable for many different applications. The standard control unit shows multiple ergometry parameters and you can determine your specific default setting and start-up menu.
GE MRI compatible
The Lode MR Ergometer is compatible with GE Signa and Discovery scanners.
Siemens MRI compatibility
The MRI Ergometer can be used in combination with many Siemens Magnetom MRI scanners, like Skyra, Aera, Verio, Essenza, Prisma, Avanto Fit, Vida, Sola, Altea, Lumina and Spectra.
Philips MRI compatible
The ergometer is compatible with various Philips MRI devices like Philips Achieva and Ingenia.
Additional features with PCU
Besides the possibility to program 24 protocols easily, this control unit offers the following features:
– better monitoring because of the additional and larger display
– a perfect combination with BPM
– possibility to measure SpO2
Due to accurate manufacturing and the careful choice of materials the product has an extremely low noise level.
Accurate over a long period of time
The Lode ergometers are supplied with an electro-magnetic braking mechanism of Lanooy (eddy current). The biggest advantage of this braking system compared to a friction braking system is the absolute accuracy and the accuracy over time. Moreover, friction braking systems have more wearing parts.
Small adjustment steps
The workload of the Lode ergometers is adjustable in steps of only 1 watt. Depending on your wishes, the test operator or the test subject can adjust the workload. The steps of 1 watt are possible in the manual mode as well as within protocols.
Service friendly ergometer
Lode ergometers are very service friendly. In general, total costs for spare parts are so low that they are negligible. Furthermore, most options are so easy to install and firmware is so easy to update that labor costs are minimal. Moreover, the ergometer can be cleaned easily.
Up till 3 Tesla
Virtually no interferentie up till 3 Tesla through smart constructions and material use