Safety:  CONDITIONAL

Bottom line: MRI permissible if implanted >6 weeks. If implanted < 6 weeks, all conditions must be met.

Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) Filter

Safety:  Conditional

Risks:  Vascular, Magnet

Conditions:

  • Implanted < 6 weeks: document that the device is FDA cleared and comply with conditions of FDA approval.
  • Implanted > 6 weeks: MRI permissible.
  • Urgency and benefit of the clinical indication may outweigh the theoretical risk of MRI. This should be assessed on a case by case basis and approved by a radiologist.

Bottom Line: MRI permissible if implanted >6 weeks. If implanted < 6 weeks, all conditions must be met to be MRI permissible.