THE NEED FOR MRI SPINAL CORD STIMULATION

Spinal cord stimulation indicated patients have a higher propensity to need an MRI

Approximately 82% of spinal cord stimulator-implanted patients are expected to need at least one MRI within five years of implant.1

72% to 74% of the MRIs performed will be of the chest, spine, torso, pelvis, heart, or breast (non-head, non-extremity).2

Remove barriers for your patients. The Medtronic Intellis™ neurostimulator integrates SureScan™ MRI technology for MRI access* anywhere on the body — without power restrictions.


*

  Under specific conditions. Requires SureScan MRI implantable neurostimulator and leads. Refer to product labeling for list of conditions.


1

Desai MJ, Hargens LM, Breitenfeldt MD, et al. The rate of magnetic resonance imaging in patients with spinal cord stimulation. Spine. 2015;40(9):E531-E537.

2

Desai MJ, Safriel Y, Falowski S, Ryan M, Doth A, Breitenfeldt M, Hargens L. Assessing Patient Access to Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Among Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS) Systems. NANS Conference. Las Vegas. 2014.