Patients with MRI conditional implantable electronic devices (IEDs) will be referred for MRI examinations. Imaging these patients, however, remains a challenge, in part, because there is no framework to follow for designing protocols that meet SAR labeling requirements. The purpose of this work was to generate and test a workflow that can be followed for optimizing protocols to meet a SAR labeling target. Following the workflow, we optimized head and neck protocols to meet whole-body SAR ≤0.1W/kg and head SAR≤0.3W/kg. Each low SAR MRI series was within the conditional SAR labeling while maintaining image quality.