Diagnostic Imaging with LINX

Patients with a LINX device can undergo a wide range of diagnostic imaging tests, including: X-Ray, ultrasound, PET scan, CT scan and MRI.1*

Are you considering LINX?

  • A version of LINX considered MR Conditional in a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system up to 1.5 Tesla (1.5T) is now available. Scanning under different conditions may result in serious injury to the patient and/or interfere with the magnetic strength of and function of the device.
  • In the event an MRI above 1.5 Tesla (1.5T) is required and alternative diagnostic procedures cannot be used, the LINX device can be removed.
  • Patients treated with the 1.5T version of LINX received a BLUE implant card indicating they have a magnetic implant.

Do you have a LINX device?
It’s important to know which LINX device you have. Patients implanted with the 0.7T device cannot undergo testing in a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
system above 0.7T.

How will I know post-implant which LINX device I have?

  • Patients implanted with LINX prior to May 22, 2015, have been implanted with the 0.7T device.
  • If you were implanted with LINX after May 22, 2015, please check your implant card: blue card for 1.5T device; white card for 0.7T device.
  • Contact the surgeon who performed your LINX procedure.

Patients considering LINX or already implanted with LINX should consult their health care provider with questions about diagnostic imaging after LINX,
including MRI testing.

PLEASE NOTE: Some patients may have been treated with an earlier version of the LINX device that is MR conditional ONLY UP TO 0.7 TESLA (0.7T). Patients
implanted with this version of LINX cannot undergo testing in a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system above 0.7T. If you have any questions about which
version of LINX you have received, contact the surgeon who performed your LINX procedure or consult your physician.
 

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References

* This device can be scanned safely under the following conditions: 1) 1.5-Tesla static magnetic field, 2) maximum spatial gradient field of 17.15 T/m, 3) maximum MR system reported, whole body averaged specific absorption rate (SAR) of 4.0 W/kg in First Level Controlled Operating Mode, and 4) the patient may feel pressure around the lower esophagus; should the patient experience pain, immediately discontinue the scan and remove the patient from the MR environment. Refer to IFU for warnings/MRI safety information.


1. As per Instructions for Use