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Transportation Security Administration

External Medical Devices

Carry On Bags: 
Yes (Special Instructions)
Checked Bags: 
Yes

Inform the TSA officer if you have a bone growth stimulator, spinal stimulator, neurostimulator, port, feeding tube, insulin pump, ostomy or other medical device attached to your body and where it is located before the screening process begins. You may provide the officer with the TSA notification card or other medical documentation to describe your condition.

Submit the device for X-ray screening if you can safely disconnect. Consult with the manufacturer of the device to determine whether it can pass through the X-ray, metal detector or advanced imaging technology for screening.

If you cannot disconnect from the device, it may require additional screening and those in sensitive areas are subject to careful and gentle inspection.


 

The final decision rests with the TSA officer on whether an item is allowed through the checkpoint.