BIOPAC® Systems, Inc. Logo

259 – ECG Averaging in the MRI using the ECG100C-MRI amplifier

This application note is concerned with the possibility of performing high-resolution ECG measurements in the MRI, during EPI. High-resolution ECG recordings are possible in the noisy MRI environment if signal averaging is performed. However, for signal averaging to be performed on ECG data, it’s important to be able to reliably identify locations of QRS complexes on the ECG data record.

By using the BIOPAC ECG100C-MRI amplifier with AcqKnowledge Analysis tools, component waves in the ECG data record can be reliably located during EPI. The BIOPAC ECG100C-MRI amplifier can be used to collect electrocardiogram (ECG) data from a subject, in the MRI, during EPI sequencing. The ECG100C-MRI will nearly entirely reject EPI interference to record the ECG manifested at the electrode recording locations. The EPI artifact rejection capability is typically on the order of 40dB, as referenced to the artifact typically present on an ECG waveform not treated with artifact rejection.

Associated Applications

Spotlight On
MP160 with AcqKnowledge and Basic Scripting

MP160 Data Acquisition Systems

MP160 data acquisition and analysis systems with AcqKnowledge software provide a flexible tool for life science research. MP160 data acquisition workstations include all hardware, software, cables, and guides you need to get started. MP160 Data Acquisition Hardware—Ethernet-ready data acquisition and analysis unit can record multiple channels with differing sample rates; record at speeds up to 400 kHz (aggregate). […]

View All
Latest News

New Citations | Rehabilitating the Rehab Industry & More!

BIOPAC provides software and hardware that allows engineers to study the body. Here are a few notable studies using BIOPAC equipment for Biomedical Engineering research. Rehabilitating the Rehab Industry Could physical therapy be done from the comforts of your own home? If possible, this would open the door for more people with all sorts of ailments to […]

Electrocardiography Guide Now Available

BIOPAC’s comprehensive Introductory ECG Guide addresses fundamental to advanced concerns to optimize electrocardiography data recording and analysis. Topics include: ECG Complex; Electrical and Mechanical Sequence of a Heartbeat; Systole and Diastole; Configurations for Lead I, Lead II, Lead III, 6-lead ECG, 12-lead ECG, precordial leads; Ventricular Late Potentials (VLPs); ECG Measurement Tools; Automated Analysis Routines for extracting, […]

Read All
Request a Demonstration
Request a Demonstration