Cervical Collar / Halo Vest
Risks: Magnetic, Thermal
- Only MRI safe if NOT ferromagnetic.
- Potential risk for thermal injury where hardware contacts skin. Take precautions to limit and monitor for symptoms of thermal injury
- Test with Hand Magnet outside of Zone 4 to determine if ferromagnetic.
- Ensure that any ferromagnetic components are insulated from skin surface.
Bottom Line: All conditions must be met to be MRI permissible.