MRI SUPPORT FOR
PROCLAIM™ XR 5 & 7 IPGS
PROCLAIM™ PLUS IPGS 5 & 7

Model 3660 / 3662 / 3670 / 3672 (with Penta™ 5-column paddle lead, 60cm, model 3228)

The implantable pulse generator (IPG) for the Proclaim™ XR SCS System or Proclaim™ Plus SCS System allows for MR Conditional scans of any body part when the IPG is coupled with MR Conditional leads, implanted in an approved location and a supported RF coil is used. All Abbott medical anchors or port plugs associated with Abbott SCS MR Conditional systems can be used.

Prior to scanning a patient, please consult the MRI Procedure Information Clinician's Manual for a complete list of warnings, precautions and adverse events.

Model 3660 / 3662 / 3670 / 3672 (with Penta™ 5-column paddle lead, 60cm, model 3228)

body graphic Showing IPG implant body graphic Showing IPG implant

WARNING

For an MR Conditional system, all implanted components must be approved MR Conditional models and implanted in approved locations according to the above image. If the implanted system contains any other components or models, then the system is considered MR Unsafe. In addition, a component must be implanted according to its approved location or the entire implanted system is considered MR Unsafe.

MR ConditionalYes
Static Magnet Strength1.5 T
Scanner TypeCylindrical-bore, horizontal field
Scan RegionAny body part
Max Spatial Gradient3000 Gauss/cm
Max Slew Rate200 T/m/s per axis
RF Coil*Any body part scans: Integrated whole-body transmit coil with any receive coil

Head scans: Integrated whole-body transmit coil with any receive coil OR detachable head transmit-receive coil

Extremity scans (including hip and shoulder): Integrated whole-body transmit coil with any receive coil

Extremities (all except hip and shoulder): Detachable extremity transmit-receive coil

*Circularly polarized only
RF Power

Integrated whole-body transmit coil: SAR ≤ 0.1 W/kg

 

Detachable head transmit-receive coil: Normal operating mode


Detachable extremity transmit-receive coil: Normal operating mode

System ProgrammingMRI mode activated; stimulation off
Total Active Scan Time30 minutes total of active scan time per session
30-minute wait between sessions
Additional RestrictionsRefer to the IFU for more information

Important Safety Information

Abbott MR Conditional SCS/DRG Systems

The following warnings, precautions, and potential adverse events apply when performing MRI scans on Abbott MR Conditional SCS/DRG systems. 

Warnings

Unapproved components. Do not perform an MRI scan on patients who have any components of a neurostimulation system that are unapproved for use in an MR environment. Serious patient injury could occur. 

Abandoned devices. Do not perform an MRI scan on patients who have an incomplete neurostimulation system, where a lead is present without the IPG or disconnected from the system. Serious patient injury could occur. 

Nonfunctional leadsDo not perform an MRI scan on patients when the “MRI is Not Advised. There may be a problem with the implanted lead(s).” message displays when attempting to enter MRI mode on the patient controller. MRI scans of nonfunctional leads may result in excessive heating occurring at the location of the implanted lead electrodes and serious patient injury. 

Location of implanted system. To meet the MR Conditional requirements, components must be implanted according to the approved locations specified by the MRI labeling. The MR Conditional leads must be implanted in the epidural space and routed subcutaneously to the IPG pocket. Two leads should travel in close proximity to one another from the IPG to the spine. Lead tips can be located at different spinal epidural levels. MRI scans of implants that are not located in approved locations can possibly result in increased unintended stimulation, excessive heating at the lead electrodes, and serious patient injury.

Location of RF transmit-receive coils [Select systems only, refer to the MR Procedure Information to determine applicability]. Head or extremity MRI scans can be conducted safely using a Detachable Head or Extremity RF transmit-receive coil when no parts of the implanted neurostimulation system are within the transmit-receive coil according to the conditions specified for each system in the MRI labeling. This can be confirmed with X-ray imaging of the neck, head, and extremity regions or by referring to the patient records. 

Skin erosion. Do not perform an MRI scan on patients who have any portion of their implanted system exposed due to skin erosion. The MRI scan may result in excessive heating of the system and serious patient injury. 

Neurostimulation trial systems. Do not perform an MRI scan on patients who have an external neurostimulation trial system or any components that are not fully implanted. Serious patient injury could occur. 

Multiple neurostimulation systems. Do not perform an MRI scan on patients who have multiple MR Conditional neurostimulation systems for pain (multiple IPGs for pain). MRI scans may result in excessive heating of the lead electrodes and serious patient injury. 

Other implanted medical devices. Prior to an MRI examination, determine whether the patient has multiple medical device implants, either active medical device implants (such as deep brain stimulation systems, implantable cardiac defibrillators, pacemakers) or passive medical device implants (such as spinal hardware, stents). Of all medical device implants, the most restrictive MRI exposure requirements must be used. Do not conduct an MRI scan if any conditions or implants prohibit it, as serious patient injury could occur. If you are unclear what implants are present, perform an X‑ray to determine the implant type and location. 

Imaging with atoms other than hydrogen. Do not conduct MRI scans with nonproton scanning frequencies (such as 13C, 23Na, or 31P). Frequencies other than 64 MHz could cause device damage, excessive heating, and serious patient injury. 

MRI system type. Only use 1.5T cylindrical-bore magnet, horizontal field orientation MRI systems. Do not scan with other MRI systems, such as 1.0T and 3.0T machines or vertical field orientation machines, as device damage, excessive heating of implanted components, and serious patient injury could occur. 

Patient position. Do not scan with the patient in any prone positions or “superman” positions (where the patient's arm is raised above his or her head). Use of these positions could cause device damage and excessive heating of implanted components, which could result in serious patient injury.

Operating mode. Do not conduct MRI scans in first-level controlled or second-level controlled operating mode. These modes allow higher levels of RF energy and may cause excessive heating of implanted components, which could result in serious patient injury.

SAR or B1+rms limits. For scans requiring maximum SAR <2 W/kg or specific maximum B1+rms value, personnel knowledgeable in MR safety should be involved to optimally plan the scan and actively monitor SAR or B1+rms levels during the scan. Ensure the scanner displays the SAR or B1+rms value prior to starting the scan. Exceeding the SAR or B1+rms limits may cause excessive heating of implanted components, which could result in serious patient injury.

Transmit coils. Only use circularly polarized transmit coil designs. Do not scan with other transmit coil designs (for example, linear, phased-array, or saddle) as serious patient injury could occur.

Active scan time. The total active scan time must be limited to 30 minutes per session with a wait time of 30 minutes between sessions. Exceeding the active scan time limit increases the risk of excessive heating and serious patient injury.

Fever. Before an MRI scan, determine the patient's body temperature. If the patient has a fever, do not perform an MRI scan. The MR Conditional evaluation has been performed for patients with a typical body temperature of 37°C (98.6°F). Elevated body temperature in conjunction with tissue heating caused by the MRI scan could result in excessive heating of implanted components and serious patient injury.

Precautions

External devices. Do not allow external control devices into the scanner magnet room, such as a programmer, controller, or charging system. Because these devices contain ferromagnetic material, they can be affected by the MRI magnet, may present a projectile hazard, and are considered MR Unsafe.

Electromagnetic interference (EMI). Some electrical equipment, such as an MRI machine, may generate enough EMI to interfere with the operation of the internal or external electronic components of a neurostimulation system if the equipment is too close to the system component. To mitigate the effects of possible EMI, increase the distance between the electrical equipment and the system component that is affected, and try performing the operation again.

Potential Adverse Events

  • Lead electrode heating resulting in patient discomfort, tissue damage, or serious patient injury 

  • IPG heating resulting in tissue damage in the implant pocket or patient discomfort or both 

  • Induced currents on leads resulting in overstimulation or shocking sensations 

  • Damage to the IPG or leads causing the system to fail to deliver stimulation or causing the system to deliver overstimulation 

  • Damage to the functionality or mechanical integrity of the IPG resulting in the inability to communicate with the IPG 

  • Movement or vibration of the IPG or leads

 

Abbott MR Conditional DBS Systems

The following warnings, precautions, and potential adverse events apply when performing MRI scans on Abbott MR Conditional DBS systems. 

Warnings

Unapproved components. Do not perform an MRI scan on patients who have any components of a neurostimulation system that are unapproved for use in an MR environment.

Abandoned devices. Do not perform an MRI scan on patients who have any abandoned neurostimulation devices, such as an implantable pulse generator (IPG), lead, extension, or adapter.

Nonfunctional leads or extensions. Do not perform an MRI scan on patients with broken or intermittent MR Conditional leads or extensions, or impedance measurements not within the impedance limits. MRI scans of patients with nonfunctional leads may result in higher than normal heating occurring at the location of the implanted lead electrodes.

Location of implanted system. To meet the MR Conditional requirements, components must be implanted according to the approved locations specified by the MRI labeling. Implant location can be confirmed with X-ray imaging or by referring to the patient records. The MR Conditional leads and extensions must be fully implanted under the skin and routed on the same side of the body as the IPG pocket.

Routing multiple leads and extensions to the same IPG. If multiple MR Conditional leads and extensions are routed to the same IPG, they should be routed in close proximity on the same side of the body as the IPG. Nonadjacent leads and extensions can result in increased unintended stimulation or heating at the lead electrodes.

Partially implanted or exposed components. Do not perform an MRI scan on patients who have any portion of their system exposed due to partial implantation or skin erosion. The MRI scan may cause heating of the system, which could result in serious patient injury.

Multiple neurostimulation systems. If a patient is implanted with two DBS IPGs, ensure that both IPGs are set to MRI mode before scanning. If a patient is implanted with one lead-only system and one full system, follow the more restrictive MRI scanning requirements of the systems, and ensure that the IPG is set to MRI mode before scanning.

Other implanted medical devices. Scanning patients who have other MR Conditional devices is acceptable as long as all the MR Conditional requirements for each of the implanted devices are met. Do not conduct an MRI scan if any conditions or implants prohibit it. If you are unclear what implants are present, perform an X‑ray to determine the implant type and location.

Imaging with atoms other than hydrogen. Imaging with atoms other than hydrogen has not been tested and could result in serious patient injury.

Patient body temperature. Before an MRI scan, determine the patient's body temperature. If the patient has a fever, you should not perform an MRI scan.

Precautions

External devices. Do not allow external control devices, such as a patient controller or clinician programmer, into the scanner magnet room. Because these devices contain ferromagnetic material, they can be affected by the MRI magnet, may present a projectile hazard, and are considered MR Unsafe.

Electromagnetic interference (EMI). Some electrical equipment, such as an MRI machine, may generate enough EMI to interfere with the operation of the internal or external electronic components of a neurostimulation system if the equipment is too close to the system component. To mitigate the effects of possible EMI, increase the distance between the electrical equipment and the system component that is affected, and try performing the operation again.

Turning off stimulation before a scan. When you set a full system into MRI mode, stimulation turns off. Carefully consider a patient’s underlying medical condition and disease symptoms before turning off a neurostimulation system when performing an MRI scan. Consult with the appropriate medical professional, such as a patient’s DBS managing clinician, to determine if it is safe to turn off stimulation to conduct an MRI scan. Do not conduct an MRI scan if stimulation needs to stay on.

Potential Adverse Events

  • Lead electrode heating resulting in tissue damage or serious patient injury

  • IPG heating resulting in tissue damage in the implant pocket or patient discomfort or both

  • Induced currents on leads resulting in unpleasant sensations or motor disturbances

  • Damage to the IPGs, leads, or extensions causing the system to fail to deliver stimulation or causing the system to deliver overstimulation

  • Damage to the functionality or mechanical integrity of the IPG resulting in the inability to communicate with the IPG

  • Movement or vibration of the IPGs, leads, or extensions

 

23-77847 MAT-2305130 v1.0 | Item approved for U.S. use only.

23-77999 MAT-2209667 v5.0 | Item approved for U.S. use only.