An MRI uses strong magnets to create images of the organs and tissues in the body. In general, MRI scans are safe, routine procedures. But in rare cases, they can interfere with your neurostimulator device, possibly leading to injury. If you have an implanted device, you need to make sure your device is approved to receive an MRI.
Fortunately, with certain Abbott neurostimulators, you can safely have an MRI scan when conditions for safe scanning are met. Our table can help you identify which kinds of scans are approved for each of our MR Conditional implanted devices.
Can I receive an MRI with my device?
Your system may be designed to let you safely receive an MRI scan under certain conditions. The Abbott devices shown in the table are eligible for an MRI scan within approved parameters.
Always ask your pain physician to confirm whether your device is eligible for an MRI.
Depending on your device and which leads have been implanted with your system, you may qualify for an MRI scan of either your whole body or just your head and extremities (arms and legs).