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Got Medtronic Spinal Stimulator Implant. Does only MRI reveals MS?

My husband has got a Medtronic Spinal Stimulator Implant. He needs to have a MRI of the brain to see if he might have MS. He had a CT Scan , of the brain, but it revealed nothing. Only a MRI will reveal MS. I was told there is a new MRI machine that could be used if you have the stimulator. Is this true and if it is where might i go to get one for him. I live in Missouri about 100 miles south of St. Louis.
Asked On : Sat, 30 Mar 2013
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Radiologist 's  Response
May 2014
It is true that only a MRI scan will reveal MS in most patients.
Coming to the Medtronic spinal stimulator implant, I would suggest you to collect details of the stimulator and make sure the implant is MRI compatible and also take surgeon's advise on the same.
On the other hand you could please contact your nearest MRI center and have a talk with the attending Radiologist.
Please note that MRI machines vary only in their magnetic field strength and the patient bore (closed or open).
MS can be diagnosed in all MRI machines.
Hope this helps.

Answered: Sat, 8 Jun 2013
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