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no because the pacemaker is a huge risk to the ct scan and is illegal if done so

Who ever gave this answer is horrible misinformed and is a perfect example as why you should not try to get medical advise on-line unless from a medical site.

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I would suggest that this person go to the Cleveland Clinic online and check the answer, according to themΒ  YES IT IS SAFE TO HAVE A CT SCAN WITH A PACEMAKER!!! Check your sources before making a comment.Β 
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I have CT scans regularly. Β I have a Pacemaker. You cannot have an MRI.Β 
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A MUGA scan is a nuclear medicine scan and does not involve magnetic fields as MRI's do.

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