Spine MRI in DBS Patients

Spine MRI in DBS Patients

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of patients implanted with deep brain stimulation (DBS) is under strict safety guidelines. Depending on the body part being imaged, the safety may vary. Many DBS patients will need a spine MRI based on their clinical symptoms. However, the vendor safety guidelines are limiting in terms of possible MR pulse sequences. Based on phantom safety data, we designed a set of MR pulse sequences deemed as safe as possible and the protocol allows acquisition of diagnostic quality MRI images.

No pharmaceutical medication involved
Recruiting patients only

Diagnostic Test - MRI of the spine

Perform a clinically indicated MRI of the spine in DBS patients

Spine MRI in Patients With Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS)