MRI access Deep brain stimulation

Continued commitment to MRI access for your patients

Portfolio of full-body MR Conditional DBS systems

  • The only 3T and 1.5T MR Conditional directional DBS systems.
  • Percept™ PC and RC batteries allow DBS therapy to remain ON during an MRI scan.
  • No restrictions on prone position for breast scans with Medtronic DBS systems1

A product image of the Percept PC and Percept RC DBS devices

Your DBS patient may need an MRI

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scans in the U.S. performed annually2

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MRI scans ordered globally are not brain-related.3

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1 in 8
women will develop breast cancer4

Full-body MRI access

  • Medtronic offers greater freedom and scan access with 3T scans and best-in-class 1.5T MRI scan labeling1,5-6 for directional leads.

  • Even when having an MRI, Medtronic DBS is the only DBS system that doesn't keep a patient from receiving the care they need.1,5–6

Neurostimulators with MR conditionality


Only Medtronic expanded MR Conditional labeling for full body systems allow your patient to leave their DBS device on (in bipolar mode) to provide uninterrupted therapy.    


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.

  1. Filtered feedthrough technology mitigates radiofrequency (RF) energy from entering and damaging the device.

  2. Minimal ferrous material reduces potential for unwanted device and lead movement caused by magnetic pull.

  3. Protection diodes help prevent failure when exposed to electromagnetic interference.
Exploded view of the Percept PC device, including the cortext chipset.

Image pictured is Percept™ PC device.

This material is for Healthcare Professionals in countries with applicable health authority product registrations.

Important: Always refer to the Instructions For Use (IFU) packaged with the product/e-IFU for complete instructions, indications, contraindications, warnings, and precautions. 

MR Safety Triangle Under specific conditions. Refer to product labeling for full list of conditions:

‡ Including patient size, position within the MRI machine, landmark location, deep brain target location, pulse generator location, and lead path.


MRI guidelines for Medtronic deep brain stimulation systems 37601 37602 37603 37612 B35200 B35300 — M929535A_a_092


Information for patients. International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. Accessed December 19, 2023.


BCC Publishing Staff. Medical Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI): Technologies and Global Markets, Report Code HLC078E. BCC Research. 2021. Available at: Accessed December 19, 2023.


Key Statistics for Breast Cancer. American Cancer Society Website.​ Updated January 12, 2023. Accessed December 19, 2023


ImageReady™ MRI Guidelines for Boston Scientific Deep Brain Stimulation Systems — 92195369-01, accessed on December 19, 2023.


MRI Procedure Information for Abbott Medical™* MR Conditional Deep Brain Stimulation Systems —ARTEN600090482 A. Accessed on December 19, 2023.