17 Jun Benefits of the smart MRi remote from axonics
This new remote feature allows an MRI technician to easily confirm if a patient with an Axonics device is ready to undergo a full-body MRI. This will eliminate the need for an office visit prior to an MRI study. It will facilitate emergent MRIs being performed when needed. Sansum Clinic was one of the first places in the country to deliver this updated remote to newly implanted patients when available (June 2020). The MRI check is easy to learn and perform. First, the stimulation from the implanted device is turned off with the remote. Next, the implant is evaluated for MRI readiness with the remote (i.e. impedance check). Finally, if no implant issues are detected 3 lights appear at the top middle of the device (Pictured above). The remote turns off automatically after 15 seconds. After the MRI is complete, the patient may turn their device back on and resume therapy. The ability for an MRI to be performed acutely with a quick check using the patient remote will be beneficial for my SNM patients.