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  • April 11, 2014


    Torax is pleased to announce that patients implanted with LINX may now undergo magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) up to .7 – Tesla (0.7T). LINX is considered MR Conditional in MRI systems up to 0.7-Tesla (0.7T). Scanning under different conditions may result in serious injury to patients and/or interfere with the magnetic strength and the function of the device. In the event an MRI is required above 0.7-Tesla (0.7T) or alternative diagnostic procedures cannot be used, the LINX device can be safely removed utilizing a laparoscopic technique that does not compromise the option for traditional anti-reflux procedures.

    LINX patients can still also undergo the following diagnostic imaging tests in addition to (0.7T) MRI:

    • CT scan (Computed Tomography)
    • Ultrasound (Echocardiography)
    • X-ray (Radiography / Fluoroscopy / Angiography)
    • PET scan (Positron Emission Tomography)

    Patients should discuss the MRI conditions with their doctor prior to deciding on treatment with LINX.

    Click here to review LINX® MRI safety information