MRI ACCESS DEEP BRAIN STIMULATION
Unrivaled Commitment to MRI
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Unrivaled Commitment to MRI
APPROXIMATELY 7 OUT OF 10
DBS-eligible patients with movement disorders may need an MRI within 10 years of receiving their device.2
38% OF MRI EXAMINATIONS
of DBS-eligible patients with movement disorders are in the head, jaw, and neck.2
62% OF MRI EXAMINATIONS
of DBS-eligible patients with movement disorders are in the body.2
We performed 14 years1 of rigorous MRI research and testing to demonstrate the safety of our devices for MRI, including 38,000 scan conditions1† and 10 million1 simulated patient scans.
Only Medtronic MR Conditional* systems§ enable increased and uniform RF power for MRI scans in any body area. Plus, the patient independent nature of B1+rms makes it easy for radiology to set up a library of scans for Medtronic DBS patients, minimizing time consuming customization for every patient.
Download the Activa™ DBS patient MRI case study for Parkinson's disease to learn more.
Only Medtronic MR Conditional* systems allow your patient to leave their DBS device on (in bipolar mode) to provide uninterrupted therapy.3
Medtronic MR Conditional* systems provide access to scans anywhere on the body§ with increased and uniform RF power that allows for images that can be used to make clinical diagnoses.‡
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 +44 (0) 1923 205101.
Including patient size, position within the MRI machine, landmark location, deep brain target location, pulse generator location, and lead path.
As compared with head scan only guidelines.
Activa™ SC Model 37602 is not eligible for full-body MRI.
Medtronic data on file: Report; NDHF1443-128376 - DBS Expanded MRI Labeling RF Lead Heating Design Verification Test Report
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.
MRI guidelines for Medtronic deep brain stimulation systems 37601 37602 37603 37612 B35200 --M929535A074 Rev B, accessed on May 27, 2022.
See the device manual for detailed information regarding the instructions for use, indications, contraindications, warnings, precautions, and potential adverse events. If using an MRI SureScan™ device, see the MRI SureScan™ technical manual before performing an MRI. For further information, contact your local Medtronic representative and/or consult the Medtronic website at www.medtronic.eu.
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