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Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) - Clinical Hub, Nursing Hub, Intrathecal Pump Placement For Long-Term Treatment Of Chronic Pain


MRI will temporarily stop the SynchroMed Pump motor and suspend drug infusion for the duration of the MRI exposure. The SynchroMed Pump should resume normal operation upon termination of MRI exposure. Exposure of IsoMed Pumps to MRI fileds of 1.5 T(Tesla) has demonstrated no impact to pump performance and limited effect on the quality of the diagnostic information. 

During an MRI scan, the patient may experience heating of peripheral nerve stimulation at or near the pump implant site. In the unlikely event that this happens, the MRI scan parameters should be adjusted to reduce Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) for heating or dB/dt for nerve stimulation or both. 

Upon completion of an MRI scan, the SynchroMed Pump parameters should be confirmed using a SynchroMed Programmer. SynchroMed Pump Performance has not been established in >2.0 T(Tesla) MR scanners nor has IsoMed Pump performance been established in >1.5 T(Tesla) MR scanners---it is not recommended that patients have MRI scans using these scanners.