Gamma radiation and ICD

Hello. I'm recently diagnosed with HF. Can go back to work in Nuclear Medicine as a technologist if I have an ICD. Will it reset?


2 Comments

should be safe

by Tracey_E - 2023-02-28 20:58:16

You can ask the manufacturer to be 100% sure, but the only thing we really need to be careful of is large industrial magnets. Radiation has no effect on a device.

Radiation

by AgentX86 - 2023-02-28 23:47:50

Pacemaker cans are titanium. If the radiation is enough to get at the innards of the pacemaker, you're a crispy critter. Working around an MRI machine could be an issue but nuclear medicine shouldn't be any problem. A occupational hygenist should know more. Being in nuclear medicine, you should have one available to you.

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