Cochlear Implant Patients Risk Magnet Displacement and Pain during MRI

Magnet displacement, pain and discomfort during magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can be a risk for cochlear implant patients, according to a report published in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery. CI patients can have difficulties while undergoing an MRI because of exposure of the CI’s internal magnet to the strong electromagnetic field of MRI.