University of Wisconsin–Madison

Guidelines for MRI in Patients with GI Clips

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The purpose of this memo is to provide an update on the status of pre-MRI safety screening in patients who may have had hemostasis clips placed during endoscopy or colonscopy. The concern is that torqueing of a ferromagnetic hemostasis clip in a strong magnetic field could lead to bleeding or injury at the site of biopsy/polypectomy.