Plain film imaging of Baerveldt glaucoma drainage implants

Elizenda M. Ceballos, Richard K. Parrish

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A glaucoma drainage implant was detected on plain skull radiographs before MR imaging examination of the brain. The patient was denied the MR imaging for fear of dislodging the "metallic foreign body." The Baerveldt glaucoma drainage implant was mistakenly identified as an orbital metallic object based on its radiographic characteristics. Because none of the current glaucoma drainage implants contain ferromagnetic material, patients with these devices can undergo MR imaging without special precaution.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)935-937
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Neuroradiology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jul 2 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Clinical Neurology


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