Static magnetic field strength up to and including 1.5T.
All external removable components must be removed. Note that the patient will not be able to hear.
Wrap the head using an Ace bandage type wrap (NO metal clips) and splint using a credit card-sized piece of plastic or thin cardboard. Do NOT use a credit or other type or card that contains a magnetic strip or chip.
In general, Cochlear Implants are NOT safe for MRI, unless specifically approved as MR conditional.
Warn the patient that he or she will feel pulling or pressure, but if there is any pain, heating or burning, the patient should alert the tech immediately.
While unlikely, it is possible that the MRI could cause the implanted magnet to move and this could require surgery to correct.
After the scan, interview the patient to make sure all is OK and document this in a note in PACS or Epic.