Is It Safe to Undergo an MRI with a Pacemaker?

What is an MRI?

An MRI is a big machine that lets doctors see inside your body without surgery!

Meet the Pacemaker

A pacemaker is a small device that helps your heart beat at the right pace.

Old vs. New Pacemakers

Old pacemakers weren't friends with MRI machines, but many new ones are!

Check with a Doctor

Always ask your doctor if your pacemaker is safe for an MRI.

Some MRIs have special settings just for people with pacemakers.

Special MRI Settings

The big magnet in an MRI can mess with a pacemaker if it's not ready.

Why the Worry?

Getting Ready for MRI

Your doctor might check your pacemaker before the MRI to make sure it's okay.

During the MRI

During the scan, doctors will watch your heart closely.

It's okay to feel a bit nervous, but the doctors are there to keep you safe!