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In vivo experiences with magnetic resonance imaging scans in Vibrant Soundbridge type 503 implantees

  • I Todt (a1), P Mittmann (a1), A Ernst (a1), S Mutze (a2) and G Rademacher (a2)...
Abstract
Objective:

To observe the effects of magnetic resonance imaging scans in Vibrant Soundbridge 503 implantees at 1.5T in vivo.

Methods:

In a prospective case study of five Vibrant Soundbridge 503 implantees, 1.5T magnetic resonance imaging scans were performed with and without a headband. The degree of pain was evaluated using a visual analogue scale. Scan-related pure tone audiogram and audio processor fitting changes were assessed.

Results:

In all patients, magnetic resonance imaging scans were performed without any degree of pain or change in pure tone audiogram or audio processor fitting, even without a headband.

Conclusion:

In this series, 1.5T magnetic resonance imaging scans were performed with the Vibrant Soundbridge 503 without complications. Limitations persist in terms of magnetic artefacts.

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Corresponding author
Author for correspondence: Dr Ingo Todt, Department of Otolaryngology, Unfallkrankenhaus Berlin, Warener Str. 7, D-12683 Berlin, Germany Fax: +49 30 5681 4303 E-mail: todt@gmx.net
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