Dr. Nancy Young shares her extensive experience and research on safe MRI access with cochlear implants.
Live from ESPCI2019: We’re excited to announce the launch of our new SYNCHRONY 2 Cochlear Implant! When we were developing SYNCHRONY 2, we wanted to take the most advanced cochlear implant—SYNCHRONY—and take it to a whole new level of intuitive surgical handling. We worked closely with surgeons and clinicians to create a design that offers
MRI is an essential imaging modality, which is why we design all of our hearing implants for safe, comfortable access to MRI. This allows patients & clinicians to perform routine MRI scans without needing to surgically remove the implant magnet. However, due to magnetic elements in the implant, image artifacts or shadowing can be present.
As you know, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is an indispensable diagnostic tool for the daily work at a clinic. In fact, 3 out of 4 of your patients will need an MRI in the next 10 years. This is why MRI safety should be such an important factor in choosing a hearing implant. If an