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SLIDESHOW: ECRI C-Suite HIT Watch List

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8. Supply Chain—MR-Compatible Pacemakers: The Medtronic Revo MRI SureScan was introduced as the first pacemaker that could be scanned in an MR study. While it was a medical breakthrough, it is also more expensive than a regular pacemaker. With 50-75% of patients with an implantable aortic device needing an MRI in their lifetime, however, the additional cost will be worth it to patients, ECRI suggests, and as the technology continues to grow, hospitals and health care organizations will grow with it.