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What's the chance (percentage) that an MRI will change the settings on a codman hakim programmable vp shunt? Can anything else change it?

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Dr. Jefferson Chen
Neurosurgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: High

The codman hakin programmable vp shunt does not have the newer "locks" like the codman certas or the sophysa that prevent changes in a high magnetic field like an mri.
In fact, neurosurgeons are trained to be prepared to re-program the vp shunt any time the patient has an MRI scan. Any time these shunts are near a high magnetic field, there is a risk that the shunt will change its setting.

In brief: High

The codman hakin programmable vp shunt does not have the newer "locks" like the codman certas or the sophysa that prevent changes in a high magnetic field like an mri.
In fact, neurosurgeons are trained to be prepared to re-program the vp shunt any time the patient has an MRI scan. Any time these shunts are near a high magnetic field, there is a risk that the shunt will change its setting.
Dr. Jefferson Chen
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Dr. William Betts
Neurosurgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Good

The programmable shunt should be reprogrammed after exposure to a highly magnetic field such as mri.

In brief: Good

The programmable shunt should be reprogrammed after exposure to a highly magnetic field such as mri.
Dr. William Betts
Dr. William Betts
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Dr. Zachariah George
Neurosurgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Very high

Right after MRI you should have it reprogrammed to intended setting.
Any strong magnetic field can alter the setting.

In brief: Very high

Right after MRI you should have it reprogrammed to intended setting.
Any strong magnetic field can alter the setting.
Dr. Zachariah George
Dr. Zachariah George
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