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ONLINE training


FEB 23, 2022

The increasing diagnostic importance and the more frequent use of MRI devices have led to the fact that, according to statistics, every person needs an MRI examination at least once in their lifetime (OECD 2020). From diagnostics to monitoring the success of a therapy, MRI has become an indispensable part of modern medicine. However, for people with hearing implants (cochlear, bone conduction, middle ear, as well as brainstem implants), this procedure still presents difficulties. Radiologists and radiology technologists often have concerns about performing MRI on hearing implant recipients. This is because complications associated with hearing implants, such as pain or technical damage to the implant, have been documented. For this reason, depending on the type of implant, manufacturers have developed special magnets to compensate for the forces of the magnetic field of the MRI and thus avoid these complications (for implant generations after 1994).

This is an advanced training, for which you will receive 2 DFP (Diplom-Fortbildungs-Programm) points, that are valid exclusively in Austria. It will give you enriching insights into the topic of MRI & Hearing Implants. The following points will be discussed in detail:

  • Various safety precautions of the different implants 
  • Important examination parameters and where to find them 
  • Details about absorbed radiant energy (SAR) and what to look for 
  • Possibilities of the artifact reduction, case presentations 
  • Exchange of experience in interactions between the implant and the MRI 

WHEN: February 23, 2022; 18:00 – 19:30


18:00 – 18:20 MRI & Hearing Implants from a radiologist’s perspective by Priv. Doz. Dr. Frühwald-Pallamar, MD, Institute Frühwald & Partner, St. Pölten

18:20 – 18:40 MRI & Hearing Implants from the point of view of a surgeon by Prim. Univ. Prof. Dr. Sprinzl, Head of the ENT University Clinic, Ear, Nose & Throat Diseases, St. Pölten

18:40 – 19.00 MRI & Hearing Implants from the point of view of a manufacturer by Dr. Zimmerling, the Head of Implant Development, Research and Development Department, Innsbruck

19:00 – 19:30 Discussion & Questions

This online training will be hosted on Zoom. 

The meeting ID is 992 4839 1808.

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