While CT scans are great for imaging hard materials in the body like bones, MRIs are used to image soft tissue. MRI scans can have significant advantages over CT scans:
If the device that you and your doctor select does not have Medtronic SureScan MRI Technology, you may need to have it removed so you can be scanned safely if the need arises.
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