General Cautions

Diaphragm Pacing System Recommendations



There have been no reported interactions between a diaphragm pacing system and any of the enhanced screening technology now in use at airports worldwide.

X-ray backscatter devices, whether active or passive, operate in the X-ray band of the electromagnetic spectrum. Millimeter wave scanner use extremely high frequency radio waves which are far above those used to power the implanted receivers. Based on this information, the likelihood of an adverse interaction between those screening technologies and a diaphragm pacing system is nearly zero. However, ABD has not conducted scientific testing to validate that statement. Therefore, it is left to each patient’s discretion to decide if they wish to go through the enhanced security procedures or opt for a manual search.

See Links Below

Products for Security Screening of People

“Millimeter wave security systems which comply with the limits set in the applicable national non-ionizing radiation safety standard . . . cause no known adverse health effects.”

Advanced Imaging Technology

* Click on Screening Technology on Gov Site.

“The Transportation Security Administration uses millimeter wave Advanced Imaging Technology to keep the traveling public safe. . . The use of Advanced Imaging Technology presents no health or safety concerns for any passenger. . .”

Information on the Implementation of Security Scanners

“All security scanners must use millimeter wave technology, as it poses no known health and safety risks. Millimeter wave scanners utilize a very low power, non-ionising form of electromagnetic technology. Non-ionising radiation refers to electromagnetic waves which do not alter atoms in molecules by removing electrons. The amount of electromagnetic radiation by millimeter wave security scanners is many times lower than that emitted by a mobile phone.”

Insurance Policies

Policy & Records

Due to the costs involved in replacing an external transmitter, ABD highly recommends that the patient’s external transmitter be covered against loss under an insurance policy. This can be done either as a separate policy or as a rider to an existing homeowner’s or renter’s policy. Please contact the ABD Accounting Department if you require an invoice or other documentation for this purpose.

Avery Diaphragm Pacing System General Warnings & Cautions

The “General Warnings, Cautions & Side Effects” Regarding Diaphragm Pacing section of the Instruction Manual states the following:



• For further details request our Instructional Manual by contacting Customer Service below.

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The Customer Service Department is happy to assist with troubleshooting and provide technical information regarding diaphragm pacing. Our hours are 8:00 am to 4:00 pm (EST) weekdays.