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How can I get an MRI with an Cochlear (Osia) implant?

Hearing Loss | Last Active: Sep 7 11:41am | Replies (4)

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@colleenyoung

Good question, @mayers. I added your post to the Hearing Loss group as well so that other members who have Cochlear implants like @julieo4 @sam2678 @alomax92 @arieswoman @lmayo @lizzy102 can share what they know. I'm not sure they have had MRIs in the past or not.

While we wait for others to weigh in, I found these articles:
– MRI and medical considerations: What you need to know about getting an MRI with a Cochlear™ Nucleus®, Baha®, or Osia® implant: https://www.cochlear.com/us/en/home/ongoing-care-and-support/device-help-and-support/mri-and-medical-considerations
– FDA Cochlear Implants and MRI Safety https://www.fda.gov/medical-devices/cochlear-implants/cochlear-implants-and-mri-safety

When are you scheduled to have the MRI?

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The links provided by Colleen Young provide most of the information you need. The implant doesn't need to be removed. The magnet does. Magnet removal is a relatively easy procedure.

Did your MD consider using a CAT scan rather than an MRI knowing you have an implant?

Thank you for that information, Margie