RTMS DEPRESSION TREATMENT

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    MagPro - The UK's only CE certified rTMS Depression Treatment System

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    MagPro - The UK's only CE certified rTMS Depression Treatment System

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    MagPro - The UK's only CE certified rTMS Depression Treatment System

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What is repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS)

rTMS is an effective, non invasive and pain free alternative for the large number of patients not responding to medication or who cannot tolerate side effects of medication. rTMS does not require anesthesia - and is not to be confused with ECT (Electro Convulsive Therapy). 

Clinical trials and experience from clinics offering this treatment show excellent results in terms of response rate or even remission. The system delivers magnetic pulses to stimulate nerve cells in part of the brain controlling the mood. The rapid change in the magnetic field induces a current, and if the current induced is of sufficient amplitude and duration, it will excite neurons.

Research shows the rTMS leads to increases in blood flow, increases the level of the neurotransmitters (dopamine and glutamate), in the stimulated regions of the brain. It is known that people suffering from depression have a reduced blood flow, glucose metabolism and generalised activity in the part of the brain that contributes to mood. Repeated stimulation of this area of the brain has an antidepressant effect on people suffering major depression.

Often patients suffering from major depression obtain no relief, or inadequate relief from antidepressants. And in many cases drug therapies induce side effects that result in noncompliance.

MagVita TMS Therapy based on repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) is easy-to-use:
  • Series of pulsed magnetic stimuli to the brain
  • Non-invasive procedure – no anesthetics
  • For use in outpatient settings
  • Excellent tolerability
  • Free from common antidepressant drug side effects
  • Can be used in combination with typical antidepressants
  • Cognitive function not affected
  • Patient able to resume daily activities right after treatment

 Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation rTMS Depression Therapy
Depression Treatment rTMS Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
Simple treatment procedure

The MagVita TMS Therapy treatment protocol consists of repeated cycles of rTMS followed by rest periods.

A full MagVita TMS Therapy consists of:
  • An initial session which includes the determination of the patient’s individual stimulation level (motor threshold determination)
  • 5 treatment sessions per week over a period of normally 3-6 weeks
  • Maintenance treatment if needed
Diagnosis and initial session are 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.
  • Quick selection of pre-defined treatment protocols from stimulator menu
  • Includes tools for accurate treatment spot determination
  • Easy to pause and restart the treatment
CautionThe treatment may not be effective or appropriate for all patients, additional side effects may occur, and licensed clinicians considering the application of rTMS must consult Ectron and the relevant scientific literature to learn more about the treatment and potential risks.
Maintenance  
rTMS has furthermore proven to be a viable treatment possibility for patients refusing ECT and as maintenance treatment. There are no known cognitive side-effects associated with rTMS and consequently none of the stigmatism often associated with ECT. 



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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