Airport Full Body Security Scanners harmful to DBS Patients?
Posted 23 March 2013 - 04:07 AM
Airports such as London Heathrow has even made this into a mandatory requirement, if you are unfortunate to be selected for such scanning. No other alternative screening method will be offered to you. They have adopted the policy of "No Scan-No Fly".
In the London Heathrow website, it was stated that pasengers with implanted medical devices will NOT be exempted from the requirement, which brings me to my question - does such scanning method interacts or have any detrimental effect on the implanted neurostimulator, leads, electrodes, etc of a DBS patient?
Posted 23 March 2013 - 10:17 AM
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