Bottom line: MRI permissible. See below for Bird’s Nest IVC filter.
Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) Filter
- Currently available IVC filters, OTHER THAN the Bird’s Nest filter are MR permissible immediately after implantation
- IVC filters implanted for more than 6 weeks do not require additional precautions
- Bird’s Nest filter: MR permissible 6 weeks after implantation. Any exceptions are at the discretion of the radiologist
Bottom Line: MRI permissible. Bird’s Nest filters are permissible 6 weeks after implantation