FDA Expands MRI Compatibility With Spinal Stimulation for Pain

FDA Expands MRI Compatibility With Spinal Stimulation for Pain

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FDA Expands MRI Compatibility With Spinal Stimulation for Pain

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Abbott’s request to expand the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) compatibility with its Proclaim XR spinal cord stimulation system with Octrode leads, which is used to manage chronic pain. The decision lifts previous restrictions for Octrode lead tip location and the amount of radiofrequency power that could be used during an MRI scan. “MRIs have increasingly become an important tool helping doctors diagnose an illness or injury.…

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