EMI and your device
When you are close to equipment that generates strong electromagnetic fields, it can interfere with your device. Effects include turning your stimulator off or even increasing the stimulation level.
If you experience uncomfortable stimulation, turn off the stimulator. If the stimulator suddenly turns off by itself, move away from the area. Next, check the stimulation status with the remote control by pressing the unlock button and observing the screen. The implant may need to be recharged before stimulation can be restarted. Refer to your charging handbook for further information. The following items have especially strong electromagnetic fields and you should avoid or exercise extra precautions when you are around them:
- Airport security screening devices and theft detectors, such as those used at entrances/exits of department stores, libraries and other public establishments. We recommend that you request assistance to bypass the device. If you must proceed through the device, turn off the stimulator and move through the center of the screener
- Tag deactivators, such as those found in retail stores and libraries
- Power lines or power generators
- Electric steel furnaces and arc welders
- Large, magnetized stereo speakers.
SCS and your cell phone
While we don’t anticipate any interference caused by cell phones, the full effects of interaction with cell phones and your SCS device are unknown at this time. If you have a concern or problems, please contact your Boston Scientific representative.