Can I get an MRI?

Some ICDs and CRT-Ds may not be considered safe in the MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) environment because the MRI could change the settings, temporarily affect the operation of, or potentially damage the device. However, there are some ICD and CRT-D systems that, when specified conditions are met, are FDA-approved for use in the MRI environment. These systems have a unique design, developed so that under specific conditions, patients may safely undergo MRI scans. Talk to your doctor about the ICD or CRT-D options available to you, including a device that may allow you access to an MRI in the future.