The likelihood that a cochlear implant recipient will require an MRI scan at some point in their lives is increasing year on year. Cochlear implants contain a magnet to keep the external headpiece in the correct position. This does not necessarily rule this procedure out for these patients; however certain precautions need to be adhered to.
Radiographers need to be aware of the guidelines in place that allow these special cases to be scanned in a safe and comfortable manner.
This seminar will provide you with the latest safety guidelines, research on imaging patients with cochlear implants and hands-on experience preparing a cochlear implant recipient for MRI.
Friday, 20 January 2017, 11:00 – 15:00
Burrough’s Room at Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE www.wellcomecollection.org
• 10.45 Arrivals and coffee
• 11.00 Introduction: What is a Cochlear Implant?
• 11.15 Overview of (contra)indications for MRI and CI recipients
• 11.30 Aspects of MRI for CI recipients that affect radiologists
• 12.00 Working with areas of artefact
• 12.30 Lunch
• 13.15 Preparing your patient for MRI
• 13.45 Practical session on preparing your CI patient for MRI
• 15.00 Close
Please register to attend. This course is free for all radiographers and will include a buffet lunch.
Attendance is via online registration only. Click the green ‘REGISTER’ button to process your registration and confirm your place.
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