Contraindications of MRI

1. Absolute

  • Electronically, magnetically, and mechanically activated implants.
  • Ferromagnetic or electronically operated active devices like
  • automatic cardioverter-defibrillators.
  • Cardiac pacemaker
  • Metallic splinters in the eye.
  • Ferromagnetic hemostatic clips in the CNS.

2. Relative contraindications

  • Cochlear implants
  • Prosthetic heart valves
  • Other pacemakers, e.g., for Carotid sinus
  • Hemostatic clips
  • Insulin pumps and nerve stimulators
  • Non-ferromagnetic stapedial implants
  • Lead wires or similar wires
  • Women with a first-trimester pregnancy

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