As the use of insulin pump therapy becomes more prevalent, it is important that you are aware of the issues associated with insulin pumps during MRI's, medical X-rays, and CT-scans.
DO NOT expose your insulin pump to high electromagnetic fields such as those produced by certain medical equipment such as:
as well as certain industrial equipment such as:
- MRI's (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
- CT scans
- spot welders
- radio frequency welders
YOUR PUMP MUST BE REMOVED AND KEPT OUTSIDE THE ROOM DURING ANY OF THESE PROCEDURES or WHERE ANY OF THIS EQUIPMENT IS OPERATING.
The high magnetic fields generated by this equipment can cause an over-delivery condition by re-magnetizing the portion of the motor that regulates insulin delivery resulting in possibly severe hypoglycemia.
Airport Security and Baggage Screening Equipment
Insulin pumps have been designed to operate in the presence of common sources of electrostatic and electromagnetic interference, including airport and store security systems. Check with your pump manufacturer for specific standards.