Safety:  CONDITIONAL

Bottom line: Only devices which are FDA approved as MR conditional are permitted. Requires radiologist approval and scheduling.

Pacemaker – MR Conditional

Safety: Conditional

Risks: Fatal arrhythmia, Loss of Pacing, Thermal

Conditions:

  • In general, pacemakers are NOT safe for MRI.
  • Selected devices may be used under specific conditions and must be assessed on a case by case basis.
  • Lead extenders are not MRI permissible.

Comments:

Bottom Line: Only devices which are FDA approved as MR conditional are permitted. Requires radiologist approval and scheduling.