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Getting an MRI With a SureScan CRT-D System

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patient medical ID card
  • Make sure you carry your patient ID card in your wallet, because it identifies you as a CRT-D patient.
  • When you are referred for an MRI procedure, tell the doctor (for example, your neurologist or orthopedic surgeon) that you have a CRT-D system designed to be used safely with MRI.
  • Contact your usual Cardiology department, who will confirm how the device should be programmed. Your cardiologist will refer you to a centre that has been trained to handle your MRI procedure.
  • Your radiologist is a specialist in his or her field. He or she will know the measures they need to take. You should also make sure that you bring your SureScan™ MRI Cardiac Device system patient card.
  • Before your MRI procedure, your device will be programmed to a special mode that will allow for MRI access. After your MRI procedure, your device will be programmed back to its previous settings.

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. If you have medical concerns or health symptoms, contact your doctor or healthcare professional. If you have a medical emergency, call 999 immediately.