how you can experience comfortable MRI scans with your cochlear implant.
MRI machines are a great invention. They allow your doctor to see detailed images of the inside of your body, and quickly find out the best way to help you.
However, having an MRI can cause problems for your cochlear implant. MRI machines contain powerful magnets—so powerful they can lift a car! During a scan, these large MRI magnets can pull on the small magnet in your implant, which can cause you pain and discomfort, or damage your implant.
But the SYNCHRONY cochlear implants are different. Both SYNCHRONY and SYNCHRONY 2 can safely undergo MRIs at either 1.5 and 3.0 Tesla*, without the magnet needing to be surgically removed. That means you don’t need extra surgery just to get an MRI, and there’s no need to worry about pain or discomfort during the scan.
And it’s not just SYNCHRONY. With the SONATA and CONCERTO implants, you can also undergo comfortable MRI scans of up to 1.5 Tesla without magnet removal surgery.