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       VeriChip Microtransponder 

The VeriChip Microtransponder is a miniaturized, implantable radio frequency identification device (RFID). 

With regard to MRI procedures, the labeling for this device states:
Patients with the VeriChip Microtransponder may safely undergo MRI diagnostics, in up to 7-Tesla cylindrical systems. See section below, INSTRUCTIONS FOR PATIENTS UNDERGOING MRI, for detailed instructions.


INSTRUCTIONS FOR PATIENTS UNDERGOING MRI:
-The patient should be monitored continuously throughout the MRI procedure using visual and audio means (e.g., intercom system).

-Instruct the patient to alert the MR system operator of any unusual sensations or problems so that, if necessary, the MR system operator can immediately terminate the procedure.

-Provide the patient with a means to alert the MR system operator of any unusual sensations or problems. 

-Do not perform MRI if the patient is sedated, anesthetized, confused or otherwise unable to communicate with the MR system operator. 



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