Safety:  CONDITIONAL

Bottom line: MRI permissible if non-metallic or non-ferromagnetic

Ossicular Prosthesis

Safety: Conditional

Risks: Thermal, Magnetic, Hearing loss

Conditions:

  • If manufacturer approved as MR condition: MR permissible
  • If manufacturer approval cannot be found:
    • Determine device composition from manufacturer information.
    • Entirely nonmetallic or non ferromagnetic (e.g., platinum) devices are MR permissible.

Comments:

  • The McGee stapes prosthesis is ferromagnetic and is unsafe. Do NOT perform MRI in patients with this particular device

Bottom Line: MRI permissible if non-metallic or non-ferromagnetic