MRI For Iron: What to Expect
August 14, 2013 – Thanks to advances in technology, more and more people with thalassemia are able to utilize MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) to get an assessment of whether iron is affecting their livers or hearts. In order to help patients prepare for these MRI-based tests, CAF, as part of a collaborative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has created a new publication, “What to Expect When You Go for a MRI for Heart or Liver Iron.”
Only certain centers have the very specific technology that is required to obtain heart and liver iron information. If the Center where you are treated does not have access to this technology, contact CAF Patient Services Manager Eileen Scott (212-279-8090 x 205; email@example.com). She will help you identify a Center that does have the appropriate technology so that you may contact that Center to discuss having these tests done.
This informational resource was developed by CAF in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It was supported by Cooperative Agreement #3U27DD000331-05W1 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.