What is repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS)

rTMS is a safe effective, non invasive and pain free treatment for patients who do not respond to drug based therapies or who cannot tolerate side effects of medication that often lead to noncompliance. rTMS does not require anesthesia - and is not to be confused with ECT (Electro Convulsive Therapy). 

Clinical trials and experience from clinics and hospitals offering rTMS treatment in the UK show excellent results in terms of response rate and even remission. The DuoMAG XT rTMS system delivers magnetic pulses to stimulate nerve cells in the area of the brain controlling the mood. 

Repetitive TMS (rTMS) produces longer-lasting effects which persist past the initial period of stimulation. rTMS can increase or decrease the excitability of the corticospinal tract depending on the intensity of stimulation, coil orientation, and frequency.

Often patients living with major depressive disorder obtain no relief, or inadequate relief from antidepressants.  All to often side effects caused by the medication lead to patients stopping taking their medication and noncompliance.
  • Non-invasive procedure – no anesthesia or sedation required
  • For use in outpatient settings
  • Fast and significant improvement - 2 to 6 weeks
  • Free from common antidepressant drug side effects
  • Can be used in with typical antidepressants
  • Patient able to resume daily activities right after treatment
  • Proven efficacy

Simple treatment procedure

DuoMAG treatment consists of repeated cycles of rTMS followed by rest periods.

A full DuoMAG Course of Therapy consists of:
  • An initial assessment which includes the determination of the patient’s individual motor threshold (MT) 
  • 5 treatment sessions per week over a period of normally 2-6 weeks
  • Maintenance treatment if required
  • Diagnosis and initial session are usually performed by a psychiatrist. The remaining treatment sessions are typically conducted by properly trained personnel under the supervision of a psychiatrist.
Easy to Use 

Position patient, set treatment protocol and press start.
  • Easy-to-use
  • Position patient, set treatment protocol, and press start.
  • Quick selection of pre-defined treatment protocols from stimulator menu
  • Includes tools for accurate treatment spot determination
  • Easy to pause and restart the treatment
Why Choose DuoMAG XT rTMS?
  • Pulse mode: Biphasic, Biphasic Burst (e.g. theta burst). 
  • Stimulation rates up to 100Hz (maximum stimulator output of 40% at 100Hz)
  •  System control and configuration via Windows based touch-screen 
  • Controllable from an external computer or device 
  • Custom protocol editor and storage by way of built-in computer
  • Burst function fully configurable (iTBS, cTBS etc)
  • Supported by a complete range of Circular, Figure 8 and Cooled Coils
  • The DuoMag XT rTMS transcranial magnetic stimulator is a CE-certified medical device for non-invasive brain stimulation
  • Light flexible arm with zero gravity effect ensures accuracy of positioning and patient comfort 
  • Simple integrated EMG designed specifically for TMS motor threshold (MT) levels, ensuring a safer, more precise treatment and less wear and tear on the device 
  • Networkable remote internet servicing and software upgrades
  • UK based team of experts 
Finance and Leasing
Ectron clients have used Snowbird Finance to provide hire purchase, contract leasing and operating leases for their Magpro systems. This can free up capital by reducing the upfront investment and create business plans based on a fixed monthly cost. Snowbird have approved our devices for finance and can advice on the most suitable solution for your practice. 

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