Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a valuable diagnostic and therapeutic technique recommended for wide application in neurorehabilitation and functional diagnostics in adults and children.
Diagnostics of nervous system disorders
Diagnostic TMS can be used in children for direct assessment of motor pathway conduction all the way from the cortex to effector muscle. This technique allows measuring nerve conduction velocity and evaluating amplitude, latency and waveform of the obtained response. In practice, diagnostic TMS is most valuable for prognosis of functional recovery after spinal (injury, myelitis) or hemispherical (stroke, injury, other focal damage) condition.
Treatment of neurological and psychiatric disorders
TMS has proved effective for treatment of different central nervous system (CNS) disorders. This technique significantly improves the effectiveness of corrective activities targeting mental and language status.
TMS is as well effective in children with cerebral palsy (CP) undergoing neuroprotective treatment.
Application of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) in treatment of:
- autism spectrum disorder (ASD)
- perinatal CNS damage (stroke, CP)
- Tourette syndrome
- attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
- developmental delay (including speech delay)
- depression, OCD, addiction, anxiety
Non-invasive and painless procedure
Alternating magnetic field generated by the magnetic stimulator easily passes through clothes, skin, hair, bone and meninges. Reaching conductive structures of central and peripheral nervous systems, this field creates electric field which in its turn induces electric current that activates neurons as during electrical stimulation. However, if compared to electrical stimulation, magnetic stimulation does not cause painful sensations that usually occur due to activation of skin receptors under the electrode and does not require additional preparation time which is so important for little patients.
Pre-defined treatment protocols
Purchasing Neuro-MS/D magnetic stimulator, you get the advanced software with the set of pre-defined protocols for treatment of neurological and psychiatric disorders according to the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology (IFCN) recommendations. Enhanced software functionality allows you to save considerable time when performing TMS.
The support of HL7 standard allows integrating all diagnostic Neurosoft systems into the information system of a healthcare facility.