MRI for Nucleus® Cochlear Implant Systems

MRI continues to be a common diagnostic tool used in many therapeutic areas: 1 in 10 people have had an MRI and 30% of MRI scans are performed on a patient’s head or neck 1,2.

Cochlear’s Profile, CI500 and CI24RE Series implants are approved for MRI scans at 1.5 Tesla without having to surgically remove the implant magnet. To help prevent discomfort or dislodgement of the implant magnet during an MRI scan, which some people may experience, we have also made available the Cochlear™ Nucleus® Implant Bandage and Splint Kit for MRI (MRI Kit).

The information contained within the above animation is also available as a downloadable PDF.

Please also visit our Global Warnings page.



1. Radiology Today Interview: Tobias Gilk — Setting Up an MRI Safety Program [Internet]. 2016 [cited 17 August 2016]. Available from:

2. Markets and Markets. Diagnostic Imaging Market by Product (X-ray Imaging Systems, CT Scanners (High-end, Mid-end & Low-end Slice CT), MRI Systems, Ultrasound Imaging Systems, Nuclear Imaging Systems), Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, RoW) - Global Forecast to 2020. MarketsandMarkets; 2016.


Please seek advice from your medical practitioner or health professional about treatments for hearing loss. They will be able to advise on a suitable solution for the hearing loss condition. All products should be used only as directed by your medical practitioner or health professional. 

Not all products are available in all countries. Please contact your local Cochlear representative.