One day you may need a diagnostic scan or test to diagnose the cause of a common condition. The good news is that the Medtronic drug pump was designed to be safe under certain conditions for patients who may require an MRI scan.* The pump is also compatible with many other diagnostic tests.
The drug pump was designed to be MRI safe under certain conditions. When your doctor recommends an MRI, you will need to:
The drug pump is unlikely to be impacted by CT or CAT scans, diagnostic ultrasound, diagnostic x-rays or fluoroscopy, electrocautery, or MEG or PET scans.
Prior to receiving a diagnostic test, tell your doctor that you have an implanted Medtronic drug delivery system.
If you encounter a doctor or MRI technologist who seems unclear about MRI safety related to your Medtronic drug delivery system, show him or her your Medtronic Patient ID Card. The front of your card lists the model number of your drug delivery system. Your doctor can enter that model number on our MRI Resource Library, listed on the back of your ID card. The website will provide FDA-approved information for safely conducting an MRI scan with your Medtronic drug delivery device.
If you have misplaced you patient ID card, you may request a new one.
Under specific conditions. Talk to your doctor and refer to product labeling for full list of conditions.
Information on this site should not be used as a substitute for talking with your doctor. Always talk with your doctor about diagnosis and treatment information.