Part number: 937902
MRI Ergometer Push/Pull
Unique imaging possibilities with patient in stress

This MRI ergometer is suitable for cardiology in scanners where it is impossible to make a real pedal movement. The workload is adjustable up to 100 watt. The zero load is <5 watt at 25 rpm. The MRI ergometer is an ergometer for use during MRI studies. The MRI ergometers workload is controlled with an electronical braking principle especially designed for use in a MRI environment. The moment of inertia is 8,4 kgm2. The MRI ergometer is standard supplied with a control unit and power unit. The standard control unit offers the possibility to read out various parameters like workload, rpm, torque, timer and distance. The power unit is completed with a safety cable for wallfixation. The MRI ergometer can be used for MRI scanners up to 3 Tesla


Unique ergometer for MRI
With this unique ergometer it is possible to perform an exercise test in an MRI. An ergometer on the tabletop of an MRI ensures minimal time stress induction and imaging without coursing artifacts on the imaging.
High standards
Lode is a socially and environmentally responsible company. All Lode products are RoHS/WEE compliant and Lode is ISO 9001:2003, ISO 13485:2008 and FDA 510K certified. All medical products comply to MDD 93/42/EEC, incl. IEC 60601-1.
Tesla independent
The choice of materials and the special design makes that the Lode MRI ergometer is useable for a 1,5 and a 3 Tesla MRI 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.
Compatible with various MRIs at 1.5 and 3 Tesla
Compatible with
- Philips
- Siemens
- GE
GE MRI compatible
The ergometer is compatible with various GE MRI devices
like Horizon, Twin Speed
Siemens MRI compatibility
The MRI Ergometer can be used in combination with the following Siemens MRI scanners Magnetom Harmony, Symphony, Sonata, Espree, Avanto.
Philips MRI compatible
The ergometer is compatible with various Philips MRI devices
like Philips Intera CV, Achieva 1.5 Tesla & 3.0 Tesla
Versatile controls
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
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.
Low noise
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
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.
3 Tesla
Up till 3 Tesla
Virtually no interferentie up till 3 Tesla through smart constructions and material use

Minimum load 5 W the minimum load the ergometer can provide
Maximum peak load 100 W the maximum load the ergometer can provide for a short period of time
Minimum load increments 1 W the smallest steps with which the load can be added
Hyperbolic workload control
control of workload in hyperbolic way
Linear workload control
control ergometer in a linear way
Fixed torque workload control
control ergometer in a fixed torque way
Maximum rpm independent constant load 60 rpm rpm as to which constant load can be applied
Minimum rpm independent constant load 5 rpm rpm as from which constant load can be applied
Optional heart rate controlled workload
control the device optionally through a set heartrate
Electromagnetic "eddy current" braking system
system that very accurately applies a brake to the ergometer
Dynamic calibration
continuous calibration during application of workload
Workload accuracy below 100 W 3 W accuracy of the ergometer below 100 Watt load
Workload accuracy from 100 to 500 W 3 % accuracy of the ergometer between 100 and 500 Watt
User Interface
Manual operation mode
Operate manually
Preset protocol operation mode
Operate via preset protocols
Analog operation mode
operate analog
Terminal operation mode
operate with an external device
External control unit
a control unit is connected with a cable to the ergometer
Selfdesigned protocol operation mode
operate via selfdesigned protocols
Analog connector
read-out of ergometer load in an analog way
Product length (cm) 135 cm 53.1 inch length of product in cm
Product width (cm) 50 cm 19.7 inch width of the product in cm
Product height 50 cm 19.7 inch height of product
Product weight 47 kg 103.6 lbs the weight of the product
Power requirements
115 V AC 50/60 Hz (130 VA)
operational power
230 V AC 50/60 Hz (130 VA)
operational power
Standards & Safety
ISO 13485:2003 compliant
Lode fulfils ISO 13485:2003 requirements
ISO 9001:2008 compliant
Lode fulfills ISO 9001: 2008 requirements
IEC 60601-1:2005
the product is IEC 60601-1 3rd edition compliant
CE class Im according to MDD93/42/EEC
CE certified
CTüVus according to NRTL
cTüVus certified
CB according to IECEE CB
CB certified
Environmental conditions
Maximum operational temperature 40 °C maximum temperature at which the device will work within specification
Minimum operational temperature 14 °C minimum temperature at which the device will work within specification
Maximum operational air pressure 106 kPa maximum air pressure as from which the product will be operating within specification
Minimum operational air pressure 70 kPa minimum airpressure as from which the product will be operating within specification
Maximum operational non-condensing humidity 90 % maximum non-condensing humidity at which the product will operate within specification
Minimum operational non-condensing humidity 10 % minimum non-condensing humidity at which the product will operate within specification
Maximum storage & transport temperature 70 °C maximum temperature the product may be stored or transported at
Minimum storage & transport temperature -25 °C minimum temperature the product may be stored and transported at
Maximum storage & transport air pressure 106 kPa maximum air pressure the product may be stored and transported at
Max. humidity storage & transport 95 % max. non-condensing humidity that the product can be stored or transported at
Min. humidity storage & transport 10 % minimum non-condensing humidity that the product can be stored or transport at

*Specifications are subject to change without notice.



Q - Is it possible to use the MRI ergometer with all kind of MRI scanners?

The MRI ergometer is compatible with Siemens, GE and Philips MRI scanners. The type of movement (up-down, push-pull or circular) is depending on the diameter of the scanner and the kind of research (cardiac, spectroscopy etc)

Q - Can I change the contrast of the display on my Lode bicycle ergometer?

Your Lode ergometer is standard supplied with one display. The contrast of this display is factory set and can adjusted by qualified service personal only. If your ergometer is supplied with a programmable option the contrast of this display can be set as follows: go to SYSTEM PARAMETERS select SETTINGS go to CONTRAST. Change the visability according your wishes and save the changes.

Q - Are the Lode MRI ergometers compatible with MRI scanners of 3 Tesla

Yes, since January 2010 all Lode MRI ergometers are compatible with MRI scanners up to 3 Tesla

Q - Can I use a RS232 to USB converter to connect an ergometer?

Yes you can. Make sure the chipset used in the converter is from FTDI to have good data acquisition.
Not sure what this means? Contact us and we will help you to get the right converter.

Part number
  • 937902

ISO 13485:2003 Certificate
CE Certificate Stress Test and Force Measurement Devices
ISO 9001:2008 Certificate
IEC 60601-1:2005 – ed. 3 + C1 + C2 (cycle ergometers) certificate
FDA Registration certificate
UL CSA MRI series certificate
Manual MRI Ergometer English
Request Form
MRI Request form
Brochure MRI Ergometer Push/Pull English
Brochure Imaging English
Brochure MRI Ergometer Push/Pull German
Brochure Imaging German
Poster MRI Ergometer Push/Pull English
Poster Imaging English
Poster MRI Ergometer Push/Pull German
Poster Imaging German

Part number
  • 937902

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