MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING IN PATIENTS WITH NEUROSTIMULATION SYSTEMS
CERDA OLMEDO G, HERVAS BRIZ V, VALIA J, MARTINEZ SANJUAN V, BATISTA A, ALONSO E, GARCIA FERRER L, CELMA MARIN J, QUIROZ C, QUILES TEODORO J, MATA ESCOLANO F
HOSPITAL GENERAL UNIVERSITARIO VALENCIA
The present study investigates the safety of patients with a spinal cord NSS subjected to MRI. Such NSS are used not only to treat chronic pain but also to manage primary tremor, tremor in Parkinso?s disease and epilepsies that are refractory to medical treatment or prove highly disabling.With our imaging protocol, MRI in patients with NSS at spinal cord level produced few and non-serious complications, without patient injury or changes in the system. Patient-reported satisfaction was moreover maximum in all cases.We therefore consider that patient safety is guaranteed when our study recommendations are followed.