Safety of MRI procedure
I would be grateful for some reassurance now that it is my turn to have an MRI. I see Shana has posted below on Mixed leads - contraindication for MRI, so I didn’t want to hijack her thread by posting my own concerns there.
Although I have been told by my EP and clinic that I have an MRI Compatible device/leads (implanted in 2018 - Medtronic Ensura DR Surescan) and that I may go ahead with a cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine MRI, I have started to think about potential problems like ?will my leads heat up, will my device/leads move, will my device malfunction or be damaged, perhaps needing early replacement and things like that. Please tell me that I am worrying unnecessarily with an MRI compatible device/leads?
I am not sure how up to date the attached link is from Medtronic but it might be worth reading for those members who want to know “technically” what is involved in getting an MRI scan.
At least I am not pacemaker dependent, so no concerns there. My EP has offered to refer me for MRI scanning in his hospital where I had the implant, rather than having it done in another main hospital where I am receiving treatment for my spinal problems.
Thank you for any reassurance.