Safety of MRI in patients with metal implants and implanted devices


Authors: M. Sýkora1 ,2;  R. Traubnerová 1;  P. Traubner 1
Authors‘ workplace: I. neurologická klinika LF UK a FNsP, Mickiewiczova 13, 81369 Bratislava 1;  Neurologische Klinik, Universität Heidelberg, Im Neuenheimer Feld 400, 69120 Heidelberg 2
Published in: Cesk Slov Neurol N 2008; 71/104(1): 47-52
Category: Review Article

Overview

Regarding the wide variability of metallic implants and implanted devices and safety of the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) it is necessary to increase the professional awareness about its compatibility with the magnetic fields. Metallic implants and materials are often believed to be a contraindication to the examination because of the possible risk of deflexion or shift, overheating, electric current induction or artifact missinterpretation. This review deals with individual types of interactions between artificial materials and magnetic fields of MRI machines and its impact on live organisms and clinical practice.

Key words:
magnetic resonance, MRI, safety, metallic implants, deep brain stimulation, DBS, vagus nerve stimulation, VNS


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