Is every TMS system EEG compatible?
Maybe. There is no way the EEG system can harm the TMS system, but there are some TMS systems that are essentially useless with some EEG systems. You need a a suitable combination of features in each to be successful at all in using TMS with EEG. Desirable attributes: Coils designed specifically for use with…Read More
Is every EEG system TMS compatible?
No. There are a few special attributes that are required and others that are desirable. Required attributes: Inputs should be protected so that they are not damaged by the TMS pulse Frequency response on all channels should be from DC on the low end, since AC coupled inputs will “ring” when presented with a large…Read More
What sort of protocols are possible with the PowerMAG?
You may perform a wide variety of protocols using the PowerMAG system; ppTMS, rTMS, TBS, and even Quattro pulse. Please refer to the following chart to determine which platform is most appropriate for your research. Stimulators PowerMAG lab 30 PowerMAG lab 100 PowerMAG EEG 30 PowerMAG EEG 100 PowerMAG ppTMS PowerMAG QPS Characteristic Economic research…Read More
What are the advantages/disadvantages of passively cooled coils?
The coils used with the PowerMAG system are in fact passively cooled, they utilize quality copper windings with excellent heat dispersion properties. The coils are then placed within a wax like medium that further enhances heat dissipation, as the coil heats up the internal medium changes to a liquid state effectively “absorbing” much of the…Read More
How deep can you stimulate using the PowerMAG?
This really comes down to the properties of the coil utilized. The two main style of stim coils used within the TMS field are figure 8 and round, with figure 8 often being preferred for focal targeting. Typically with the figure 8 coil you would get greatest stimulation at a depth of roughly 2- 2.5cm,…Read More
Can I use the PowerMAG to perform clinical research on PTSD and depression?
Excellent question! PowerMAG is strictly for research purposes, meaning there is no FDA approval on the device, thus it may not be used for the diagnosis or treatment of any pathology. Clinical research is still possible, however must follow the strict adherence to the current guidelines imposed. Chances are, if you have an IRB protocol,…Read More