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Old 03-22-2011, 07:45 AM   #1
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pain pump and mri's

I know that if you get a spinal stimulator you can no longer have and MRI. Does anyone know if that also applies to a pain pump?

 
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Re: pain pump and mri's

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I know that if you get a spinal stimulator you can no longer have and MRI. Does anyone know if that also applies to a pain pump?

Yes, that applies to the pain pump. I have to have ct-scans which is no big deal of course.

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Old 04-21-2011, 09:27 AM   #3
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Re: pain pump and mri's

I've found that it really depends on the model of pump that you have and the type of MRIs that they have. My pump is about 5 yrs old and I CAN have an MRI. Now, the MRI machines are older models.... The hospital where I go to get my MRIs have manuals that they were able to cross-reference my pump model to see whether or not it was 'okay' to get into the machine. After a phone call to manufacturer to double check, I was sent across the street to one of their old MRIs. LOL

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