PREPARING YOUR PATIENT FOR AN MRI SCAN SPINAL CORD STIMULATION
To help reduce uncertainty at the center and the possibility of patients being denied an MRI, instruct patients to bring the following materials to the radiology center:
Confirm the patient knows how to use the patient programmer to activate MRI Mode and turn the neurostimulator on or off. Instructions are provided in the Real-time MRI Eligibility Form that you complete and give to your patient to take to the radiology center.
If your pain stimulation patient is eligible only for a head MRI scan, confirm the radiology center has the necessary transmit/receive head coil equipment.
Complete this form to alert radiology staff about MRI eligibility for your implanted patient.
There are two forms: one for the Restore™ family systems and one for the Intellis™ SureScan™ MRI system. Each form includes instructions for activating MRI Mode and turning stimulation back on after the MRI scan.