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Friday, August 30, 2013

MRI Compatibility?

I've heard rumors of an MRI compatible battery floating around for awhile now but have not met anyone that has one or been offered one. I was visiting with my Medtronic rep today and decided to ask him about it.  It turns out there are MRI compatible batteries...but they are more for pacemakers or pain pumps. I can get an MRI compatible battery but it won't help because the leads are not MRI compatible. If I were to need an MRI, they'd have to take the entire system out. And there are currently no MRI compatible leads on the market or even in development. This was excellent clarification for me so that I can set the record straight and move past the idea of getting an MRI compatible system.

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