Safety:  CONDITIONAL

Bottom line: MRI permissible, with precautions to limit thermal injury

Surgical skin staples / Metallic sutures

Safety:  Conditional

Risks:  Thermal, Burn

Conditions:

  • If possible, remove prior to MRI
  • Take precautions to limit and monitor for symptoms of thermal injury

Comments:

  • Consider use of dry cold packs over the staples during MRI
  • CAUTION in patients who cannot communicate or sense pain

Bottom line: MRI permissible, with precautions to limit thermal injury