Safety:  CONDITIONAL

Bottom line: MRI permissible if all conditions are met

Breast Implants/Spacers/Tissue Expanders

Safety:  Conditional

Risks:  Magnetic, Thermal

Conditions:

  • If there is a magnetic component (Ex: MagnaSite), the device is NOT MRI permissible.
  • Take precautions to limit and monitor for symptoms of thermal injury

Comments:

  • A hand magnet can be used to determine if there is a magnetic component.
  • A radiograph can be used to determine if there is a metallic component.

Bottom Line: MRI Permissible if all conditions are met