Breast Implants/Spacers/Tissue Expanders
Risks: Magnetic, Thermal
- 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
- 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