Patient Care Pathway MRI Access

The Patient Care Pathway refers to the process that must be followed from the time a patient is first referred for an MRI scan. To safely perform an MRI scan, SureScan™ must be programmed On prior to receiving an MRI scan. After the scan is performed, SureScan must be programmed Off to return to pre-MRI configuration.

Patient Pre-Screening Process

Follow the methods described in the Patient Pre-Screening Process to verify that your patient has a complete SureScan pacing, defibrillation, or CRT-D system.

Cardiology Checklist

Use the Cardiology Checklist to ensure that the proper requirements and device settings are in place before a patient with a SureScan System undergoes an MRI.

SureScan Programming Steps

Consult the SureScan Programming Steps for device programming instructions you need to follow prior to and after an MRI procedure.

Radiologist Checklist

Refer to the Radiologist Checklist to find Radiology’s responsibilities for scheduling, prepping, and conducting an MRI scan on a patient with a SureScan pacing, defibrillation, or CRT-D system. 


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Patient Pre-Screening Process

SureScan™ Pacing, Defibrillation, and CRT (CRT-D & CRT-P) Systems Verification

Verify that patient has a complete SureScan pacing, defibrillation, or CRT system, which consists of an approved combination MRI SureScan device with SureScan lead(s) (Note: The model 6725 Pin Plug is MR conditional only for use in the atrial port on CRT devices), using one or more of the following methods:

  • Use the patient records to verify a complete SureScan pacing, defibrillation, or CRT system has been implanted and MR conditions are met
  • Use the patient ID card to identify the device and leads implanted, then verify MR conditional at http://www.mrisurescan.com patient ID card
  • Call Medtronic at 1-800-551-5544 to verify the patient’s current implanted system

The following are two optional methods that rely on complete and accurate information being entered:

  • Use the Patient Details page on the CareLink™ Network to verify a complete SureScan pacing, defibrillation, or CRT system has been implanted
  • Use the Patient Information window [for ICD: select MRI SureScan system/Other Hardware] on the programmer to verify a complete SureScan pacing, defibrillation, or CRT system has been implanted

Cardiology Checklist

SureScan Programming Steps

Programming SureScan Mode

Cardiology Order Form