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[IP] Re: MRI etc.

The message below made me wonder if you put the pump in a lead, film protection bag, would there be a problem? Same principle as the lead shield used for protection in x-rays. If there was a way to put the pump in a protective bag far enough away that it wouldn't block the areas of the mri (you would probably have to use the longer tube for this). It is just a thought.


Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2002 09:18:08 -0500
From: "Handsfield, James H." <email @ redacted>
Subject: RE: [IP] MRI etc.
Jason Putzer [mailto:email @ redacted] wrote:
> On Friday, Im having a detailed physical exam. Stress test, 
> MRI type stuff 
> etc. The tech I made the appointment with told me Pump Users 
> must disconnect 
> for up to 4 hours. Any suggestions???

It probably has to do with how long you might be exposed to the magnetic
field which would wipe out the pump (at least the programming).  Test
frequently and be prepared to cover with injections or snacks.
Jim Handsfield
email @ redacted OR
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