Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a diagnostic test that uses a powerful magnet and radio waves to produce images of the human body. Most pacing systems are not appropriate for use during an MRI scan or near MRI scanners. However, some pacemaker patients need to have MRI scans to diagnose their health conditions and determine proper treatment.
Boston Scientific has developed a pacing system that can be scanned when certain conditions are met. This includes programming the pacemaker to special settings for MRI.
You may be eligible to have an MRI scan if you are implanted with the Boston Scientific ImageReady MR Conditional pacing system (pacemaker and lead wires designed to work in the MRI environment). Your heart doctor or healthcare provider will work with you to determine if you and your pacing system can undergo an MRI scan.
Make sure you and your physician(s) are comfortable with the risks and benefits of having an MRI scan.