MRI Risks for Implanted Devices
MPORTANT – YOU MUST CONTACT US PRIOR TO BOOKING AN APPOINTMENT IF YOU HAVE ANY OF THE FOLLOWING INSIDE OR ON YOU: 6382 3888
- Pacemaker / Defibrillator (ICD)
- Cochlear Implant
- Stapedectomy (middle ear prosthesis)
- Aneurysm Clip
- Morphine / Insulin Pump
- Glucose Monitor
- Programmable VP Shunt
- Retained Metal fragment in eye (eg. from welding / grinding)
These devices / foreign bodies have safety conditions we need to investigate prior to you being able to have an MRI scan. If you arrive on the day without our prior knowledge of these, it is likely that you will need to be rebooked for a later date. It may be necessary to arrange an alternate imaging test if an MRI is contra-indicated due to safety conditions.
IT IS LIKELY YOU CAN SAFELY HAVE AN MRI IF YOU HAVE ANY OF THE FOLLOWING IMPLANTS:
- Heart valves
- vascular stents (including Coronary / AAA)
- surgical clips
- screws, rods
- artificial joints
- dental implants or
- orthodontic braces.
These devices generally don’t pose a safety hazard, however they can reduce the image quality if they are close to the region being scanned. We will discuss any implications on the day of the scan.
If you have questions or any of the listed devices please contact our helpful MRI staff prior to coming in for your appointment.
You may also be asked to change into a gown and remove any metal jewellery for your scan.
Medical Imaging Practice Perth
Types of Imaging
At Envision, we offer the most sought-after types of imaging for diagnostics and treatments. Our Wembley headquarters is the largest single-site radiology practice in Perth
PET-CT is a Nuclear Medicine procedure in which a small amount of a radioactive compound is injected into your body.
MRI scans are best for investigating the soft tissue structures of the body such as muscles, ligaments, the brain and spinal cord.
CT images are very high resolution, generating up to 2000 images per scan. Our doctors carefully review those images
Ultrasound is a safe and widely used real time imaging technique. It uses high frequency sound waves which are produced by a special ultrasound machine.
NUCLEAR MEDICAL IMAGING
Nuclear Medicine is a radiology procedure used to evaluate the function of a body system and detect disease.
CONE BEAM CT SCANS
Cone Beam CT Scans are scans which allows 3D visualisation of the teeth, jaws and face.
OPG, LATERAL & PA CEPH
Panoramic radiographs, more commonly known as OPGs (orthopantomograms), are a special panoramic picture