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Contraindications for MeRT(Magnetic eResonance Therapy)

Absolute Contraindications

Anyone with absolute contraindications below are unable to have MeRT Treatment

  • Pacemaker
  • Defibrillator
  • Vagal Nerve Stimulator
  • VP Shunt/ Magnetic intracranial shunts
  • Deep Brain Stimulator
  • Epidural Cortical stimulator
  • Steel shunts/stents
  • Cranial metal fragments (i.e. shrapnel, excluding titanium)
  • Cochlear implant
  • Aneurysm clips, coils, pipelines flow diversion
  • Pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Primary brain cancer / metastatic legions in brain (unless palliative care)
  • Magnetic dental implants
  • Implanted cardio-verter defibrillators (ICD)
  • Ocular implants

Relative Contraindications

Relative contraindications require closer protocol attention and may or may not disqualify someone from receiving cortical MeRT treatment, depending on the doctor’s discretion and the person’s individual condition. These include:

  • History of Seizure or seizure disorder
  • Titanium shunts/stents
  • Spinal Cord Stimulator
  • Hearing aids
  • Ferrous cortical implants
  • Magnetic ink tattoo
  • Bipolar Disorder Type I/II
  • Baha Implant