MRI, oh my.
So, I have a torn up Achilles' tendon in my heel and an appointment with an orthopedic doc on Friday. I saw my primary care doc on Monday and she wanted me to get an MRI of the ankle/heel before the Friday appointment.
the first imaging center I spoke to said their machines work fine with my "MRI Safe" device, but they don't have the team necessary to work with pacemakers so I was referred to my local hospital MRI center. After speaking to them, I learned that they need a cardiologist, a St Jude tech, and a crash cart team when doing an MRI on me, because the MRI wipes out the PM memory/settings and then they need to restore it. Holy cow! That doesn't sound like a fun day at the imaging center. I am paced nearly 100%, so that is an extra level of consideration.
so, for now I am foregoing the MRI and likely won't get it, depending on what the orthopedic doc says. While some new PMs are "MRI safe" it sounds like they definitely are not "MRI easy".
Has anyone got an MRI with their "MRI safe" device? How was the experience?