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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2009, Article ID 189429, 3 pages
Case Report

Computed Tomography Scan and ICD Interaction

1Arrhythmia Unit, Critical Care Department, Hospital Donostia, 20014 San Sebastian, Spain
2CRIM.medicine division, Boston Scientific Ibérica, Ribera del Loira 36, 28042 Madrid, Spain

Received 9 July 2009; Accepted 23 September 2009

Academic Editor: Alexander Bauer

Copyright © 2009 Jose M. Porres et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Although it has been considered a safe procedure, computed tomography scanning uses high doses of radiation and can cause malfunctioning in those patients with ICD when the radiation is directly incident on the device. We present a case of ventricular oversensing during a thoracic computed tomography.