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wmalice posted:
My concern with having deep brain stimulation surgery is that with the probes and the unit placed in under the skin what would happen if I ever needed a MRI or cat scan in the future, would I beable to have these type of imaging.
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Mark A Stacy, MD responded:
Dear wmalice,
Your concerns are reasonable. There are no worries with a CT Scan either brain or body. Most MRI machines have some shielding that make body scans safe for people with DBS, and so this may not be an issue. Many institutions will not allow brain MRI in patients with DBS electrodes, but some do not. There are rare cases of stroke as a result of MRI of the brain, and I would not order an MRI of the brain of a patient with DBS unless there was an absolutely critical need for the study.


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