Bottom line: MRI permissible. See below for Bird’s Nest IVC filter.

Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) Filter

Safety:  Conditional

Risks:  Displacement


  • 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