MRI ACCESS DEEP BRAIN STIMULATION
Commitment to MRI Safety
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Commitment to MRI Safety
APPROXIMATELY 7 OUT OF 10
DBS-eligible patients with movement disorders may need an MRI within 10 years of receiving their device.1
38% OF MRI EXAMINATIONS
of DBS-eligible patients with movement disorders are in the head, jaw, and neck.1
62% OF MRI EXAMINATIONS
of DBS-eligible patients with movement disorders are in the body.1
We performed 14 years of rigorous MRI research and testing to demonstrate the safety of our devices for MRI, including 38,000 scan conditions† and 10 million simulated patient scans.
Only Medtronic MR Conditional* systems§ enable increased and uniform RF power for MRI scans in any body area. Plus, the patient independent nature of B1+rms makes it easy for radiology to set up a library of scans for Medtronic DBS patients, minimizing time consuming customization for every patient. Download the Activa™ DBS patient MRI case study for Parkinson's disease to learn more.
Only Medtronic MR Conditional* systems allow your patient to leave their DBS device on (in bipolar mode) to provide uninterrupted therapy.
Medtronic MR Conditional* systems provide access to scans anywhere on the body§ with increased and uniform RF power that allows for images that can be used to make clinical diagnoses.‡
Medtronic DBS systems are MR Conditional and safe in the MR environment as long as certain conditions are met. If the conditions are not met, a significant risk is tissue lesions from component heating, especially at the lead electrodes, resulting in serious and permanent injury including coma, paralysis, or death. Refer to the MRI Guidelines for Medtronic Deep Brain Stimulation Systems for a complete list of conditions.
Including patient size, position within the MRI machine, landmark location, deep brain target location, pulse generator location, and lead path.
As compared with head scan only guidelines.
Activa™ SC Model 37602 is not eligible for full-body MRI.
Falowski S, Safriel Y, Ryan MP, Hargens L. The rate of magnetic resonance imaging in patients with deep brain stimulation. Stereotact Funct Neurosurg. 2016; 94(3):147-153.