Features February 2015 Issue

Study: MRIs Safer Than Previously Thought for Device Patients

An MRI of a part of the body other than the chest may be safe if you have a cardiac device.

Study: MRIs Safer Than Previously Thought for Device Patients

Having an ICD or pacemaker doesnít necessarily mean you canít undergo an MRI scan, but you should still exercise caution.

If you have a conventional pacemaker or an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD), you may have been warned against having a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan. The concern is that the magnetic waves from the MRI machine could move metal in the devices and disrupt their functioning.

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