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Implantable infusion pumps in the magnetic resonance (MR) environment: FDA safety communication—important safety precautions.

MedWatch Safety Alert. Silver Spring, MD: US Food and Drug Administration; January 11, 2017.

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January 25, 2017
MedWatch Safety Alert. Silver Spring, MD: US Food and Drug Administration; January 11, 2017.

Hazards in the magnetic resonance imaging environment can result in patient harm. This announcement raises awareness of inaccuracies and disruptions that may affect the safety of patients with implantable infusion devices who undergo an MRI exam. The statement recommends that patients inform their care team and carry an implant card with information about the implanted device to prevent these problems.