Pallab K. Bhattacharyya1, Jorge A. Gonzalez-Martinez2, Mark J. Lowe1, Dileep Nair1, Richard Prayson1, Myron Zhang1, Stephen E. Jones1
1Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, United States; 2Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH, United States
As a safety measure of performing MRI with implanted stereotactic EEG (SEEG) electrodes, we investigated the effect on electrode heating by the geometry and configuration of the electrodes and associated connections by measuring radio frequency induced heating of a SEEG electrode embedded within a phantom inside an intraoperative MRI suite, with the electrode directly connected to stimulus hardware located in the control room. Once the safety of the procedure was ensured, fMRI scans were performed on human subjects with implanted SEEG electrodes as well. No damage to brain slice was confirmed by pathology.