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Caputron is a trusted, experienced provider of neuromodulation devices and accessories, seeking to keep users and practitioners informed on intended use cases, FDA approval statuses, and the benefits of each unique technology we have available. Our Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation devices, otherwise known as TMS, offer a completely painless, non-invasive approach, utilizing the power of magnetic forces to help stimulate the mind. Discover how this technology works, what its intended applications are, and more!
TMS harnesses electromagnetic induction, a relatively old and proven technology, to help regulate brain wavelengths, contributing to improved mood, cognitive control, and more. It is cleared by the FDA for the treatment of depression and OCD. What’s unique about TMS is that action potentials can be elicited during the stimulation treatment session itself. In addition, the electromagnetic field generated is very strong, meaning it can penetrate deeper into the brain than with other methods such as CES.
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation devices consist of an electromagnetic coil, affixed to the scalp near the forehead. This acts as the means of generating a magnetic field. From a connected system that regulates and monitors electromagnetic field strength, nerve cells are stimulated by the administered current. This is ideal for the treatment of depression, as various regions of the brain have the potential of decreased activity in such circumstances, and using a TMS device can help restore it.
Another technology, tDCS, may come to mind when looking to buy a TMS machine. Both technologies appear similar but, in actuality, they perform in unique ways. TMS systems are wall-powered at 220 volts and usually quite large – between the size of a microwave and a mini fridge in most cases. Because of this, they are normally housed in a cart setup. tDCS devices are comparatively smaller and more compact, with some the size of an average smartphone. They are therefore easier to set up and operate outside of dedicated clinical environments.
Of course, appearances and form factor aren’t where the only differences lie. A TMS machine transmits a high-powered, short burst of electrical energy to the connected magnetic coil, stimulating the brain through induction and targeting specific areas depending on where it is placed on the scalp. tDCS utilize a low current, applied over several minutes through two head-mounted electrodes. This approach doesn’t activate cells like with TMS, which does so with every pulse of energy administered. Learn more about the differences between these technologies.
Want to learn more about our TMS devices, or have questions regarding your order? We’re here to help. Contact us at Caputron to make a well-informed purchasing decision. Alternatively, compare TMS devices online today with us.