The following was a response from Sophono regarding MRI. Looks like they are attempting to address MRI issues. I will wait and see if my Doctor will consider this procedure as more tests are done.
Hello Mr. Long,
Thank-you for your interest in the Alpha 1 Abutment Free Bone Conduction
Our device is contraindicated for MRI. However, we have completed a
preliminary MRI study which found:
â€¢ There is no movement or loosening of the implant after repeated MRI
â€¢ There was a modest loss of magnetic strength, averaging about 7%, which
would be easy to compensate as the strength of our external magnets cover a
range of 120%.
â€¢ As expected, the region within a few centimeters of the implant cannot be
effectively imaged. Initial estimate: More than 10 cm does not seem to be
significantly affected, less than 5 cm is mostly obliterated, the area
between 5-10cm is variable.
We are in the process of a full MRI compatibility study and we expect to
have a more definitive statement by the end of the year.
3022 Sterling Circle, Suite 100
Boulder, CO 80301