CT Scans May Affect Implantable Electronic Devices
MedSun: Newsletter #22, March 2008
Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority - Patient Safety Advisory
Implantable electronic devices (IEDs) are susceptible to a wide range of external interference. There have been reports of individuals with IEDs being shocked while passing through retail anti-theft systems and airport security systems. The amount of interference depends on a number of different factors, including the amount of tissue between the IED and the CT scanner and/or the x-ray dose rate.
CT Scans May Affect Implantable Electronic Devices. Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority – Patient Safety Advisory. Vol. 4, No. 4 – December 2007.
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