Absolute Contraindications

Absolute contraindications disqualify someone from receiving MeRT treatment.

These include:

• 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 MeRT treatment.


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, Schizophrenia, Baha implants.