BrainSense™ technology captures brain signal data direct from your implanted leads.* Your physician can access this data and adjust your settings — personalizing your therapy for the best possible outcome.*
The neurostimulator is used with an intuitive patient programmer that enables you to track your events, such as when you took medication. It can eliminate the need to carry a notebook or diary.
Approximately 7 out of 10 DBS-eligible patients with movements disorders may need an MRI within 10 years of receiving their device.1
Percept™ PC neurostimulator is the first and only device to have full-body MR Conditional‡ access anywhere on the body for both 3T and 1.5T MRI scans.
Getting an MRI is now even easier for you. Simply check your patient programmer for compatibility and put the device into MRI mode. Because your patient device can perform a check before your scan, you may not need to schedule a doctor visit, and you may even be able to leave your stimulation on during the MRI scan.
The DBS patient programmer allows you to easily and conveniently manage your therapy.
Similar to a remote control, it allows you to turn the DBS system on and off, and to check the battery. You can check how much battery life is left on your device at any time so you and your doctor will know when to schedule an appointment to replace your neurostimulator. This information is also available on your doctor's patient programmer.
You may also be able to adjust the stimulation throughout the day with options programmed by your doctor.
Your doctor can create preset stimulation for up to four types of groups — such as walking, sleeping, and talking. Simply choose which preset stimulation you want for the activity you’re doing.
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.
Signal may not be present or measurable in all patients. Clinical benefits of brain sensing have not been established.
For median energy use in DBS for patients with Parkinson's disease, with moderate (up to two months per year) BrainSense™ technology usage.
Medtronic DBS systems are MR Conditional which means they are safe for MRI scans only under certain conditions. If the conditions are not met, the MRI could cause tissue heating especially at the implanted lead(s) in the brain which may result in serious and permanent injury or death. Before having an MRI, always talk with the doctor who manages your DBS Therapy to determine your eligibility and discuss potential benefits and risks of MRI. For further information, please call Medtronic at 800-328-0810.
Information on this site should not be used as a substitute for talking with your doctor. Always talk with your doctor about diagnosis and treatment information.