Safety:  CONDITIONAL

Bottom line: MRI permissible if no pulse generator, with precautions to monitor for thermal injury.

Retained Nonvascular Leads (spinal, gastric, etc.)

Safety:  Conditional

Risks:  Thermal, Neurologic injury

Conditions:

  • NO PULSE GENERATOR may be present
  • Take precaution to limit and monitor for symptoms of thermal injury

Comments: No waiting period required after implantation

Bottom line: MRI permissible if no pulse generator, with precautions to monitor for thermal injury.