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Someday, you may need a magnetic resonance image (MRI) scan to diagnose the cause of a common condition, such as hearing loss, headache, vision problems, seizures, tumors, or stroke. When you have an implanted device, however, you have to be careful about MRI scans. The good news is that your drug delivery system allows full-body MRI scans.
Medtronic designed its drug delivery system so the effect of an MRI body scan is minimal. When conducted under specific guidelines from Medtronic, MRI technologists can safely perform an MRI scan on people with an implanted Medtronic drug delivery system. If you do require an MRI, work with your doctor.
What to do when your doctor recommends an MRI:
If you have questions after talking with your doctor, please contact Patient Services.
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