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       Bone Fusion (Spinal) Stimulator 

The implantable bone fusion or spinal fusion stimulator is designed for use as an adjunct therapy to a spinal fusion procedure.

The SpF-XL IIb and SpF PLUS-Mini Implantable Spinal Fusion Stimulators (EBI, LLC and Biomet, Inc.) are MR Conditional at 1.5-Tesla/64-MHz. Comprehensive labeling information must be reviewed to ensure patient safety.

Carefully review the latest MRI labeling conditions and guidelines at:

[MR healthcare professionals are advised to contact the respective manufacturer in order to obtain the latest safety information to ensure patient safety relative to the use of an MR procedure.]


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Shellock FG, Hatfield M, Simon BJ, Block S, Wamboldt J, Starewicz PM, Punchard WFB. Implantable spinal fusion stimulator: Assessment of MRI safety. J Magn Reson Imag 2000;12:214-223.

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