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Hearing Implants and MRI Compatibility

Course: #29509Level: Intermediate1 Hour 37 Reviews
Recorded Webinar

As MRI usage continues to increase in health systems around the world, the impact of having an implantable hearing device with an internal magnet has become a key issue in the long-term care plan for recipients and the clinics who serve them. This session will discuss unique design innovations that significantly reduce the potential for magnetic forces to interact negatively with the internal magnet, the impact this has on the counseling and device selection process, and how hearing implant recipients can now obtain state-of-the-art 3.0 Tesla MRI scans without removal of the internal magnet and with significantly reduced risk of pain or discomfort during scanning.

Course created on June 29, 2017

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CEUs/Hours Offered: AAA/0.1 Intermediate; ACAud/1.0; BAA/1.0; CAA/1.0; IACET/0.1; IHS/1.0; Kansas, LTS-S0035/1.0; NZAS/1.0; SAC/1.0

Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkAfter this course learners will be able to explain how implantable magnets behave in an MRI, how the type and design of the internal magnet change that behavior.
  • checkmarkAfter this course learners will be able to discuss the increasing rate of MRI usage in the US and around the world for scanning all parts of the body, and how this might impact their counseling of implant candidates and recipients to more effectively inform them of issues surrounding the ability to obtain an MRI now and in the future.
  • checkmarkAfter this course learners will be able to explain how to appropriately guide recipients and other health care professionals in easily accessing information and instruction when an MRI is needed.

Agenda

0-5 Minutes Introduction
5-10 Minutes The changing patterns of use of MRI as a diagnostic tool impacting the whole body
10-15 Minutes Review of published literature reporting on MRI with traditional implant magnets
15-25 Minutes The behavior of implantable magnets when exposed to strong fields, such as an MRI, and the impact of magnet design
25-45 Minutes How MRI scanning safety is rigorously tested
45-55 Minutes Resources for guiding patients and other health care providers appropriately if an MRI is required
55-60 Minutes Q and A, Summary

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Presenter Disclosure: Financial: Darla Franz is an employee of MED-EL Corporation. Non-financial: Darla Franz has no non-financial relationships to disclose.

Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by MED-EL in partnership with AudiologyOnline.

Content Disclosure: This learning event focuses primarily MED-EL hearing implants and only limited information about competitive products will be included

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