The newest technology in rTMS is called NeuroNavigation (sometimes called Frameless Stereotaxy). Using 3-D localization on both the person and the magnet, a special, dedicated computer calculates the exact part of the brain being stimulated. This increases precision and makes brain mapping more exact. 

The system operates either using the data from a patients unique MRI, or an average estimation if MRI is not available.

We are the first (and only) clinic south of Los Angeles to implement this technology, beginning 10/27/2015.

The increase in accuracy of stimulation of brain targets is astonishing. This improved treatment may be more effective and improve the quality of life for some patients.

 Neuronavigation allows extraordinary precision in targeting TMS. The red circle is the target in the Dorsolateral Prefrontal Cortex (DLPFC), The green is the optimal coil position for stimulation

Neuronavigation allows extraordinary precision in targeting TMS. The red circle is the target in the Dorsolateral Prefrontal Cortex (DLPFC), The green is the optimal coil position for stimulation

 Neuronavigated TMS: Dorsolateral View of the Dorsolateral Cortex

Neuronavigated TMS: Dorsolateral View of the Dorsolateral Cortex

 

From Localite.DE for more information on the TMS Navigator, click here or on the photo

Neuronavigation is a precision-based Brain Stimulation technology performed with the help of a group of computer-assisted systems that enable the physician to locate targets within the the human skull. It is the latest in image-guided and non-invasive Brain Stimulation techniques. It provides orientation to the psychiatrist during treatment to map a precise and suitable Brain Stimulation plan. Psychiatrists who do rTMS require high levels of accuracy while performing Stimulation Therapy.

Neuronavigation is the newest and most sophisticated method available in the field of brain stimulation. This technique is also cost-effective and user-friendly. It is also a very useful tool to the psychiatrist