Safety:  CONDITIONAL

Bottom line: Only MR conditional aneurysm clips are permissible.  All conditions must be met to be MRI permissible.

Aneurysm Clips

Safety: Conditional

Risks: Magnetic

Conditions:

  • Written documentation of manufacturer and model of clip implanted in the patient is required and must be scanned into PACS.
  • Examples of acceptable documentation include an implant card, operative note, or letter from implanting surgeon.
  • Must be manufacturer indicated as MR conditional.
  • All manufacturer’s requirements must be satisfied.
  • For unknown aneurysm clips, a radiology attending can review prior MRI imaging of the head (if available) to determine permissibility for MRI.

Comments:

  • Scan aneurysm clip documentation into PACS. Serial number is typically NOT required for identification.

Bottom line: Only MR conditional aneurysm clips are permissible. All conditions must be met to be MRI permissible.