Cochlear Osia Implants: designed for MRI at 1.5 T and 3.0 T

Our Osia implants are what we call ‘MRI conditional’. This means medical professionals can do an MRI scan on someone with an Osia implant only under very specific conditions.

People with an Osia system can be scanned by an MRI machine at 1.5 T or 3 T. For MRI scans at 3T, the internal magnet needs to be temporarily removed by a small medical procedure*.

Anyone with an Osia implant must remove all external components of their Osia system (e.g. the sound processor) before they enter a room where there is an MRI scanner.

Individuals need to speak to their clinician about precautions before they have an MRI scan.

Committed to helping recipients

MRI compatibility of the implant is only one of many considerations when choosing an implant system from Cochlear.

Combined with our exceptional reliability record, everything about our implant design supports our commitment to our recipients.


Select your region below to view applicable information on MRI:

MRI Guidelines

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This material is intended for health professionals. If you are a consumer, please seek advice from your health professional about treatments for hearing loss. Outcomes may vary, and your health professional will advise you about the factors which could affect your outcome. Always read the instructions for use. Not all products are available in all countries. Please contact your local Cochlear representative for product information.

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*Cochlear Osia implants are MRI conditional, meaning they have demonstrated safety in the Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) environment within defined conditions. Always read the instructions for use and discuss with your doctor before undertaking any MRI procedure.