Safety:  CONDITIONAL

Bottom line: MRI permissible. Monitor for thermal injury. Requires re-programming after MRI

Ventriculoperitoneal (VP) Shunt Catheters

Safety:  Conditional

Risks:

  • Thermal injury if metallic component is present
  • Shunt calibration error if programmable valve not reprogrammed

Conditions:

  • Determine if programmable valve
  • Take precautions to limit thermal injury if a metallic component is present

Comments: If programmable VP shunt, requires re-programming after MRI, therefore coordinate scheduling to allow timely resetting.

Bottom line: MRI permissible. Monitor for thermal injury. Requires re-programming after MRI