Can you get an MRI with a baclofen pump?

03/27/2019 Off By admin

Can you get an MRI with a baclofen pump?

The MRI will cause your pump to temporarily stop, which will suspend drug delivery during the MRI. The pump should resume normal operation and drug delivery after the MRI is complete. Your pump may also temporarily sound an alarm during the scan; the alarm should stop at the conclusion of the scan.

Who makes intrathecal baclofen?

Intrathecal Baclofen Therapy | Medtronic.

Is a baclofen pump intrathecal?

Baclofen is a muscle relaxant medicine commonly used to decrease spasticity related to multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injuries, or other neurological diseases. An intrathecal delivery system, which provides the baclofen right to the target site in the spinal cord, is an effective way to deliver the medicine.

How is intrathecal baclofen administered?

Long term intrathecal baclofen therapy is administered via a surgically implanted programmable pump that continuously infuses baclofen into the intrathecal space. Patients on ITB have reported reduced pain associated with spasticity, improved positioning, speech, quality of sleep and quality of life.

Can you have an MRI if you have a pain pump?

The Medtronic SynchroMed™ II pump is designed to be safe under certain conditions for patients who may require an MRI scan. The pump is also compatible with many other diagnostic tests.

What drug class is baclofen?

Baclofen is in a class of medications called skeletal muscle relaxants. Baclofen acts on the spinal cord nerves and decreases the number and severity of muscle spasms caused by multiple sclerosis or spinal cord conditions. It also relieves pain and improves muscle movement.

Can you have a MRI with an InterStim implant?

MRI of the hand is feasible in patients with InterStim II implants using transmit/receive coils with appropriate risk controls in place. Further study of the safety of MRI of other body regions in InterStim II patients is appropriate.

Can you get an MRI with a SCS?

MRI Unsafe SCS Systems If you have either of these systems, you should not have an MRI. It may cause parts of the implant to dislodge, heat the neurostimulator or damage the implant, causing an uncomfortable or “jolting” sensation.