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THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE PORTFOLIO OF FULL-BODY MR CONDITIONAL DBS SYSTEMS*

Medtronic MR Conditional DBS systems are backed by more than 14 years of MRI research and testing history.

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YOUR DBS PATIENT MAY NEED AN MRI

APPROXIMATELY 7 OUT OF 10
DBS-eligible patients with movement disorders may need an MRI within 10 years of receiving their device.1

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38% OF MRI EXAMINATIONS
of DBS-eligible patients with movement disorders are in the head, jaw, and neck.1

62% OF MRI EXAMINATIONS
of DBS-eligible patients with movement disorders are in the body.1

NOT ALL MR CONDITIONAL SYSTEMS ARE CREATED EQUAL

INNOVATION AND TRUST

We performed 14 years of rigorous MRI research and testing to demonstrate the safety of our devices for MRI, including 38,000 scan conditions and 10 million simulated patient scans.

  1. Filtered feedthrough technology prevents RF energy from entering and damaging the device.

  2. Minimal ferrous material reduces potential for unwanted device and lead movement caused by magnetic pull.

  3. Protection diodes help prevent device failure when exposed to electromagnetic interference.
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EASE

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 DBS patient MRI case study to learn more.

COMFORT

Only Medtronic MR Conditional systems allow your patient to leave their DBS device on (in bipolar mode) to provide uninterrupted therapy.    

PRACTICALITY

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.      

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*

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 1-800-328-0810.

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.

1

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.