General Safety Information


SAFE. No precautions necessary.

CONDITIONAL. Potential risk of injury to the patient.
Permitted for use in MRI only when all specified conditions are met.

UNSAFE. Contraindicated, DO NOT perform MRI.

Thermal Injuries and Burns

Patients with certain devices can be scanned safely, but with a potential risk for serious thermal injury (i.e. burn). Follow the link above for information on safeguards to prevent thermal injury during MRI, key risk Factors for thermal injury during MRI and approaches to mitigate risk of thermal injury (Thermal Injury Precautions).

MRI Screening Process

Detailed guidelines for  the Level 1 and Level 2 screening process and guidelines for screening patients with limited communication capacity.