Productafbeelding MR Ergometer Push/Pull

MR Ergometer Push/Pull

a cutting-edge medical device designed to facilitate controlled and accurate physical exertion within the confines of an MRI environment, catering to a wide range of clinical and research applications.

Part number: 937902
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MR Ergometer Push/Pull

This MR ergometer is a highly specialized device, meticulously crafted to cater to the specific demands of cardiology applications within the confined environment of MRI scanners. It is especially fundamental when genuine pedal movements are unfeasible due to little space inside the MRI because of a smaller bore size.

What sets this MR ergometer apart is its MR conditional certification, signifying its compatibility with MRI equipment and the safe integration within the MRI room. This certification provides medical professionals with peace of mind, ensuring that the device will not interfere with the precision and functionality of the MRI scanner, and can work without artifacts being visible on the MRI images.

Furthermore, the MR ergometer has the capability to fine-tune workload levels up to 100 watts. This versatility allows healthcare providers to tailor the exercise intensity to the specific needs and physical ability of each patient, making it a versatile tool for various cardiac assessments.

Why the MR Ergometer Push/Pull?

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.

Tesla independent

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.

Designed for use with MRIs at 1.5 and 3 Tesla

The ergometer can be used with various types of MRI scanners from renowned brands, like:

  • Philips
  • Siemens
  • GE

High standards

Lode is a socially and environmentally responsible company. All Lode products are RoHS/WEE compliant and Lode is ISO 9001:2015, and ISO 13485:2016 certified. All medical products comply to MDD 93/42/EEC, incl. IEC 60601-1.

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.

Product features

Suitable for GE MRI scanners

The Lode MR Ergometer can be used with GE Signa and Discovery scanners.

Suitable for Philips MRI scanners

The ergometer can be used with with various Philips MRI devices like Philips Achieva and Ingenia.

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.

Up till 3 Tesla

Lode MR ergometers are MR conditional. This means that under certain conditions, the ergometer can be used safely with MR ergometers up till 3 Tesla without artifacts being visible on the image.

Suitable for Siemens MRI scanners

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.

Low noise

Due to accurate manufacturing and the careful choice of materials the product has an extremely low noise level.

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.

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Pioneering Global Contributions in Cardiac Imaging and Research

The Lode MR Ergometer has earned worldwide approval and extensive use in the field of clinical practice and research. In clinical settings, particularly within the domain of cardiac imaging, cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMR) is confirmed as the esteemed “gold standard” due to its unmatched precision in evaluating cardiac structures. CMR plays a key role in cardiology, facilitating a precise examination of heart pathologies, aiding in angiology for vascular assessments, and supporting sports medicine in training, preventive, and evolutionary analysis.

In the field of research, CMR’s importance is growing, and the Lode MR Ergometer stands as a crucial instrument across various research disciplines. It finds application in the exploration of heart and cardiovascular studies, the complex dynamics of the cardiopulmonary system, Furthermore, we see developments in the field of MSR, like  investigations in neurology, comprehensive assessments of musculoskeletal functions, and research into metabolic processes. The versatility and precision of the Lode MR Ergometer make it an indispensable asset, propelling advancements in both clinical diagnostics and global scientific inquiries.

Versatile MR Ergometer solutions: tailoring to diverse clinical and research demands

Our comprehensive range of MR Ergometer devices is carefully designed to cater to a wide spectrum of clinical and research applications.

The MR Ergometer Pedal, with its robust adjustable workload capacity of up to 300 watts, emerges as the ideal choice for cardiac imaging, delivering extensive stress testing capabilities within the magnetic resonance environment. In cases where conventional pedal movements are impractical (e.g. smaller bore sizes), the MR Ergometer Push/Pull takes centre stage, offering an adjustable workload of up to 100 watts and proving vital for cardiac assessments.

For researchers focused on calf muscle spectroscopy, the MR Ergometer Dorsal Ankle Flexion provides specialized functionality to gather vital data. And, not to be overlooked, the MR Ergometer Up/Down, engineered for seamless compatibility with MRI scanners, enables controlled exercise with a workload capacity of up to 100 watts to view specific muscle groups like the upper leg, quadriceps and hamstrings.

These distinct options are precisely tailored to meet the multifaceted requirements of both the medical and research communities, ensuring the acquisition of precise and dependable results in the realm of MR imaging and analysis.

Understanding MR Ergometry: Bridging medicine and physical activity

Medical imaging is a cornerstone of modern healthcare, utilizing diverse techniques to explore the inner workings of the human body, aiding doctors in comprehending and addressing illnesses. Some health issues remain hidden from external observation, prompting the use of advanced technologies The continual advancement of X-rays, magnetic resonance imaging, and ultrasound has significantly refined medical imaging, transforming the landscape of healthcare.

Throughout history, healthcare professionals and researchers have tried to grasp the functioning of the human body in various states—health, illness, rest, and exercise. Their goal is to study the body’s responses during and after physical activity. Conventional medical images provide mere glimpses, failing to capture the full spectrum of bodily functions. Certain health problems or irregularities, like specific heart issues, only manifest during activity. Therefore, it becomes paramount to assess performance limits and adopt a dynamic approach to pinpoint these irregularities.

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has been a global presence in hospitals since the early 1980s. The integration of exercise and imaging offers multifaceted advantages, extending beyond the examination of the heart and muscles to various other medical applications.

For over two decades, Lode has been a trailblazer in developing ergometers compatible with MRIs. Widely adopted in hospitals across the globe, these ergometers provide invaluable insights into the intricate relationship between exercise and imaging.

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  • Standards & Safety
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  • Environmental conditions


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
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

User Interface

English user interface User interface available in English language
Chinese user interface User interface available in Chinese language
Croatian user interface User interface available in croatian language
Czech user interface User interface available in Czech language
Danish user interface User interface available in Danishlanguage
Dutch user interface User interface available in Dutch language
Finnish user interface User interface available in Finnish language
French user interface User interface available in French language
German user interface User interface available in German language
Greek user interface User interface available in Greek language
Hungarian user interface User interface available in Hungarian language
Italian user interface User interface available in Italian language
Japanese user interface User interface available in language
Korean user interface User interface available in Korean language
Latvian user interface User interface available in Latvian language
Lithuanian user interface User interface available in Lithuanian language
Norwegian user interface User interface available in Norwegian language
Polish user interface User interface available in Polish language
Portugese user interface User interface available in Portugese language
Romanian user interface User interface available in romanian language
Russian user interface User interface available in Russian language
Spanish user interface User interface available in Spanish language
Swedish user interface User interface available in Swedish language
Turkish user interface User interface available in Turkish language
Ukrainian user interface User interface available in Ukrainian language


Lode Ergometry Manager Can be controlled using the Lode Ergometry Manager Software


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

V AC 100-240 V voltage in Volt
Phases 1 phases
Frequency 50/60 Hz frequency in Herz
Power consumption 160 W power consumption in Watt

Standards & Safety

IEC 60601-1:2005 the product is IEC 60601-1 3rd edition compliant
ISO 13485:2016 compliant Lode fulfils ISO 13485:2016 requirements
ISO 9001:2015 compliant Lode fulfills ISO 9001: 2015 requirements


CE class Im according to MDD93/42/EEC CE certified
CB according to IECEE CB CB certified

Environmental conditions

minimum operational temperature 14 °C minimum temperature at which the device will work within specification
maximum operational temperature 40 °C maximum temperature at which the device will work within specification
minimum operational air pressure 70 kPa minimum airpressure as from which the product will be operating within specification
maximum operational air pressure 106 kPa maximum air pressure as from which the product will be operating within specification
minimum operational non-condensing humidity 10 % minimum non-condensing humidity at which the product will operate within specification
maximum operational non-condensing humidity 90 % maximum non-condensing humidity at which the product will operate within specification
minimum storage & transport temperature -25 °C minimum temperature the product may be stored and transported at
maximum storage & transport temperature 70 °C maximum temperature the product may be stored or transported at
maximum storage & transport air pressure 106 kPa maximum air pressure the product may be stored and transported at
min. humidity storage & transport 10 % minimum non-condensing humidity that the product can be stored or transport at
max. humidity storage & transport 95 % max. non-condensing humidity that the product can be stored or transported at
Effects of Exercise and Respiration on Blood Flow in Total Cavopulmonary Connection
Paradoxical Increase in Ventricular Torsion and Systolic Torsion Rate in Type I Diabetic Patients Under Tight Glycemic Control FREE
Quantitative abdominal aortic flow measurements at controlled levels of ergometer exercise
High-resolution phase-contrast MRI of aortic and pulmonary blood flow during rest and physical exercise using a MRI compatible bicycle ergometer
Biventricular response to supine physical exercise in young adults assessed with ultrafast magnetic resonance imaging
Automatic segmentation propagation of the aorta in real-time phase contrast MRI using nonrigid registration.
Calf Muscle Perfusion at Peak Exercise in Peripheral Arterial Disease: Measurement by First-Pass Contrast-Enhanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Cardiac MRI: a new gold standard for ventricular volume quantification during high-intensity exercise
Measurement of aortic and pulmonary flow with MRI at rest and during physical exercise.
Characterizing blood oxygen level-dependent (BOLD) response following in-magnet quadriceps exercise
Effect of respiration on cardiac filling at rest and during exercise in Fontan patients: A clinical and computational modeling study
Magnetic Resonance Augmented Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing: Comprehensively Assessing Exercise Intolerance in Children with Cardiovascular Disease
Improving the physiological realism of experimental models.
Dynamic bicycle exercise to assess cardiac output at multiple exercise levels during magnetic resonance imaging
Assessing exercise cardiac reserve using real-time cardiovascular magnetic resonance
Design and testing of an MRI-compatible cycle ergometer for non-invasive cardiac assessments during exercise
Heart Journal
Accelerated cardiac MR stress perfusion with radial sampling after physical exercise with an MR-compatible supine bicycle ergometer.
High-resolution phase-contrast MRI of aortic and pulmonary blood flow during rest and physical exercise using a MRI compatible bicycle ergometer.
The response of the pulmonary circulation and right ventricle to exercise: exercise-induced right ventricular dysfunction and structural remodeling in endurance athletes
Atrial volume and function during exercise in health and disease
Interaction between respiration and right versus left ventricular volumes at rest and during exercise: a real-time cardiac magnetic resonance study
Feasibility and Reproducibility of Biventricular Volumetric Assessment of Cardiac Function During Exercise Using Real-Time Radial k-t SENSE Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Arm exercise as an alternative to pharmacologic stress testing: arm exercise stress testing and outcome
MRI evaluation of left ventricular volume in children and adults during in-scanner exercise.
Exercise capacity in single-ventricle patients after Fontan correlates with haemodynamic energy loss in TCPC
Effect of Fontan geometry on exercise haemodynamics and its potential implications
Respiratory Effects on Fontan Circulation during Rest and Exercise Utilizing Real Time Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Leg lean mass correlates with exercise systemic output in young Fontan patients.
Exercise stress CMR reveals reduced aortic distensibility and impaired right-ventricular adaptation to exercise in patients with repaired tetralogy of Fallot
The effect of supine exercise on the distribution of regional pulmonary blood flow measured using proton MRI
Flow during exercise in the total cavopulmonary connection measured by magnetic resonance velocity mapping.
MR augmented cardiopulmonary exercise testing-a novel approach to assessing cardiovascular function.
Peripheral arterial disease assessment: wall, perfusion, and spectroscopy
Assessing vascular response to exercise using a combination of real-time spiral phase contrast MR and noninvasive blood pressure measurements
Exercise cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging allows differentiation of low-risk pulmonary arterial hypertension
Heart Rate Reserve in Fontan Patients: Chronotropic Incompetence or Hemodynamic Limitation?
The application of exercise stress cardiovascular magnetic resonance in patients with suspected dilated cardiomyopathy
Exercise cardiovascular magnetic resonance: development, current utility and future applications


M937901 - Manual MR ergometer Pedal English

M937901 - Manual MR ergometer Danish

M937901 - Manual MR ergometer Dutch

M937901 - Manual MR ergometer German


CE Certificate Stress Test and Force Measurement Devices

ISO 9001:2015 Certificate

UL CSA MRI series certificate

IEC 60601-1:2005 – ed. 3 + C1 + C2 (cycle ergometers) certificate

FDA Registration certificate

ISO 13485: 2016 Certificate

Frequently asked questions

Is it possible to use the MRI ergometer with all brands of MRI scanners?

The MRI ergometer is designed to be used 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)

Can Lode MR ergometers be used in combination with MRI scanners of 3 Tesla

Yes, since January 2010 all Lode MRI ergometers are designed to be used MRI scanners up to 3 Tesla

Is Lode recommending special disinfection procedures for the Lode products due to COVID-19?

Yes, Due to the fact that the scientific research on the spread of Covid-19 is not yet conclusive Lode recommends to disinfect and clean all Lode products and their accessories (cuffs, heart rate belts, SpO2 sensors, handgrips/rails, touchscreens etc) that are in contact with the patient and or the medical personnel with a standard disinfectant as used in the hospital before and after every patient, with attention and care!

Since these agents are sometimes aggressive it might be advisable to check the effect on sensitive surfaces, like cushioning on non-visible areas. Lode will not take responsibility for discoloration due to these agents.

Is the Lode MR ergometer MR safe and / or MR conditional?

Lode MR ergometers are MR conditional. This means that the ergometer can be used safely in the MR room under certain conditions without artifacts being visible on the image. The minimum distance to the bore is the determining factor here.

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