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I'm having a spinal cord stimulator implant fitted soon and travel a couple of times a year to European destinations, although am planning a trip to the USA too:) My concern is although I will be given an i.d card stating I have the implant I will still be subjected to the scanner which I have been told will wipe the memory of the equipment. I have titanium rods/screws etc., in my leg/hips already and have been on the floor being subjected to a 'search' after I set the alarm off previously. Really nervous this will get worse once the implant is in place and I won't be going anywhere if they wipe the programmer. (The implant involves a battery (approx 6"x5") being inserted into the tummy wall with leads up the epidural space and then leads to the pain areas in your body so to an x-ray I will look extremely suspicious:/). Has anybody had problems going through airport security or do I get assisted travel?