Risks: Thermal, Magnetic
- If device is removable by patient, remove prior to MRI
- If device is permanent or cemented in place, MRI is permissible with precautions to monitor for thermal injury.
Comments: May cause image artifact if imaging the brain or facial structures.
See Also: Braces/Orthodontic devices
Bottom line: If removable by the patient, remove prior to MRI. If permanent or cemented, MRI permissible with thermal injury precautions.