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Oct 31, 2023

MRI is a very common medical procedure for both otological and non-otological reasons, so it shouldn’t have complications or be painful for hearing implant recipients. Dr. Ingo Todt and Dr. Martin Zimmerling talk to Manfred Pieber about the features of MED-EL implants that reduce or eliminate complications - such as magnet dislocation - during MRI: a freely rotating, robust, diametrically bipolar magnet that is removable when it is necessary to reduce the size of imaging artifacts.


Importance of Safe MRI Access in Cochlear Implants: Dr. Nancy M. Young - MED-EL Professionals Blog (

MRI Scans with MED-EL Cochlear Implants - MED-EL Professionals Blog (

Important Safety Information

MRI & Hearing Implants: Reducing Image Artifacts With the BONEBRIDGE Bone Conduction Implant - MED-EL Professionals Blog (

Experiences and Key Learnings in MRI Scanning with MED-EL Hearing Implants

Literature Links:

MRI Observation After Intralabyrinthine and Vestibular Schwannoma Resection and Cochlear Implantation (

Quality Control after Intracochlear Intralabyrinthine Schwannoma Resection and Cochlear Implantation (

Prevalence and complications of MRI scans of cochlear implant patients: English version (

Cochlear implants and 1.5 T MRI scans: the effect of diametrically bipolar magnets and screw fixation on pain (

Pain Free 3 T MRI Scans in Cochlear Implantees (

Comparison of Cochlear Implant Magnets and Their MRI Artifact Size (

MRI Artifacts and Cochlear Implant Positioning at 3 T In Vivo (

Prospective Evaluation of 3 T MRI Effect on Residual Hearing Function of Cochlea Implantees (