Post-operative MRI of patients with deep brain stimulation (DBS) implants is useful to assess complications and diagnose comorbidities. More than one third of medical centers, however, do not perform MRI on this patient population due to safety risks. Almost nothing is known about the variation and extent of RF heating of DBS leads during MRI at higher fields (>1.5 T) in a real patient population. Here we report the results of SAR calculations around DBS leads in a cohort of fourteen realistic DBS lead geometries. We also present preliminary results of applying an intra-operative lead management technique to reduce SAR during 3.0 T MRI.