Prevalence of MRI
Approximately 82% of spinal cord stimulator-implanted patients are expected to need at least 1 MRI within 5 years of implant.1
72% to 74% of the MRIs performed will be of the chest, spine, torso, pelvis, heart, or breast (non-head, non-extremity).2
Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) indicated patients have a higher propensity to need MRIs in their future. MRI is the most common diagnostic imaging modality for evaluating patients with new or worsening low back pain. There is a clear need for MR-compatible devices to treat chronic pain conditions.1
- Desai MJ, Hargens LM, Breitenfeldt MD, et al. The rate of magnetic resonance imaging in patients with spinal cord stimulation. Spine. 2015;40(9):E531-E537.
- Desai MJ, Safriel Y, Falowski S, Ryan M, Doth A, Breitenfeldt M, Hargens L. Assessing Patient Access to Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Among Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS) Systems. NANS Conference. Las Vegas. 2014.