To receive CE credit, you will need to complete the course, the exam, and the subsequent program survey. The exam will be available for enrollment upon completion of the course. The survey will be available upon completion of the exam.

Spinal Cord Stimulation Systems and MR Technology for Radiologic Technologists

For: Radiologic Technologists who may scan patients with spinal cord stimulation system

This continuing education activity was approved by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) from 8/1/2016 to 9/1/2018 for 0.75 Category A CE credit; ASRT Reference Number MNZ0136001.

Approval of this activity does not imply endorsement by the ASRT of any commercial products related to the content of the education activity.


  • Describe the risks associated with conducting an MRI on a spinal cord stimulation (SCS) patient
  • Acknowledge that MRI guidelines for conducting MR scans on SCS patients vary by manufacturer
  • Recognize the ability to conduct full-body MR scans under certain conditions on SCS patients implanted with a complete Medtronic SureScan™ MRI* system
  • Identify resources for preparing and safely scanning SCS patients implanted with Medtronic SureScan MRI systems under specific conditions defined in the labeling
  • Describe best practices for preparation of and performance of full-body MR scans for SCS patients with a Medtronic SureScan MRI system

Description: This continuing education course discusses the risks of conducting an MRI on patients with spinal cord stimulation (SCS) systems and introduces technology that addresses this risk.


MR Safety Triangle Under specific conditions. Requires SureScan™ MRI implantable neurostimulator and leads. Refer to product labeling for full list of conditions.