If a radiological examination is required for any reason following the fitting of the implant, this is not a cause for concern for users of MED-EL systems.
During X-ray imaging, Computer tomography (CT), sonography (ultrasound) or scintigraphy can be carried out without special preparation and with no concerns, you must be aware of the field strength (Tesla) used in magnetic resonance tomography (MRT, MRI). In the clinical range, field strengths of 1.0 or 1.5 Tesla are usual, and recently up to 3.0 Tesla. Machines with higher magnetic force are only used in research.
With the exception of the previously used middle-ear implants VORP 502, all MED-EL hearing implants are MR compatible up to 1.5 Tesla, the SYNCHRONY-implant with the special magnetic assembly even to 3.0 Tesla.
Users of MED-EL implants report an unpleasant sensation in MR only in rare cases, and no serious complications for MED-EL users have yet arisen through MR.
In any MR-examination, the doctor carrying out the examination should be informed about the implant when the appointment is made so that there is enough time before the appointment for any enquiries to be made with the manufacturer of the implant. Detailed and current specification of the compatibility of your implant with medical procedures is provided by MED-EL at http://www.medel.com/isi/.