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RestoreSensor SureScan MRI Neurostimulator

Chronic Pain

The RestoreSensor® SureScan® MRI neurostimulator is the first and only spinal cord stimulator to automatically adapt as you change body positions and allow you safe* access to an MRI scan on any part of your body.

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RestoreSensor Neurostimulator

While CT scans are great for imaging hard materials in the body like bones, MRIs are used to image soft tissue. MRI scans can have significant advantages over CT scans:

  • Clear and precise detection of abnormalities not detectable by a CT scan1
  • No exposure to ionising radiation, which is known to pose health risks2

If the device that you and your doctor select does not have Medtronic SureScan MRI Technology, you may need to have it removed so you can be scanned safely if the need arises.

Set It and Forget It

Throughout each day, you change positions repeatedly—from sitting to lying down, from lying down to standing up, from standing to being upright and active (walking, jogging, etc.). As you change positions, your spinal cord may move closer to or farther away from the electrodes that send out the mild electrical pulses. A stimulation level that blocks your pain when you're standing may be uncomfortable when you're lying down. As a result, you may have to adjust stimulation with your programmer.

Before RestoreSensor, all neurostimulation systems may have required you to adjust stimulation settings with your programmer when you changed positions for more comfort. With AdaptiveStim, you can be active without having to adjust your stimulation setting—it automatically adjusts it for you.

AdaptiveStim, available only from Medtronic:

  • Senses when you change positions
  • Learns from previous experience and remembers your last comfortable setting while standing or sitting, lying down, or upright and active (e.g., jogging)
  • Responds by automatically adjusting stimulation to your preferred settings in each position

88.7%** of patients reported better pain relief with AdapativeStim technology vs. conventional stimulation.3,4 With AdaptiveStim technology, you can focus on life instead of therapy adjustments.

Personalised Therapy to Meet Your Needs

With AdaptiveStim technology, you can get the pain relief you need, targeted to your specific pain area, programmed to your stimulation preferences – all without having to use your programmer to manually adjust settings every time you change positions.


  • Automatic adjustment to your changes in pain as you shift position
  • Safe* access to MRI scans on any part of your body
  • Rechargeable battery – lasts 9 years when recharged regularly
  • Customised treatment allows your doctor to treat multiple pain sites at the same time

*Under specific conditions; requires SureScan MRI implantable neurostimulator and SureScan MRI leads.
** RestoreSensor Clnical Study compared AdaptiveStim to Medtronic conventional stimulation; 88.7% is based on analysis of one of two questions that comprised the primary endpoint of improved convenience and/or better pain relief. Percentage based on respondents who completed the pain relief question



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