What is MagVita TMS Therapy?
MagVita Therapy is a non-invasive treatment based on repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) which delivers magnetic pulses to stimulate nerve cells in the part of the brain controlling mood, which is often underactive in patients with depression. Repeated stimulation of this part of the brain has proved to produce an antidepressant effect on people suffering from depression.
Who can get the treatment?
Magvita TMS Therapy is indicated for the treatment of Major Depressive Disorder in adult patients who have failed to receive satisfactory improvements from prior antidepressant medication in the current episode.
How does the treatment feel?
During treatment, you hear a clicking sound and feel a tapping sensation on your head. Many patients will be able to watch television or read a magazine during treatment.
Are there any side effects?
The treatment is without the side effects typically experienced with antidepressants. Some patients report of a mild discomfort or headache, but you should be able to resume your daily activities right after treatment.
How often should I get treatment?
MagVita TMS Therapy is given 5 times a week, over a period of 6 weeks.
Where can I get more information?
Contact your physician or check out the find treatment provider on this site to find physicians who administer the MagVita TMS Therapy.
Caution: The treatment may not be effective or appropriate for all patients, additional side effects may occur, and all patients should talk to their physician to learn more about the treatment and potential risks.
Magnetic coil – a MagPro Cool-B65 – which is used for the rTMS treatment. The magnetic pulses non-invasively stimulate the nerve cells in the part of the brain controlling the mood.
To ensure correct coil positioning on the patient’s head during all treatment sessions, a cap is used for each patient. Patient name and treatment spot is marked on the cap and follows the patient during the full course of treatment.
Due to the clicking sound of the magnetic pulses, the patient is equipped with earplugs during the rTMS treatment. The clicking sound generated during TMS stimulation compares favorably when MagVenture’s system is compared against other TMS systems.
A fully adjustable treatment chair is delivered with the MagVita TMS Therapy system.
The super flexible arm that comes with the MagVita TMS Therapy system is designed for a quick, easy and flexible positioning of the coil.
The core of the MagVita TMS Therapy system is the MagPro stimulator. It comes with a complete, FDA cleared, pre-defined protocol for the treatment of Major Depressive Disorder. It can perform repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) and run many protocols successively.
A special coil – the MagPro C-B60 – is included in the MagVita TMS Therapy system which is used to determine the individual stimulation level for each patient.
Pump for the vacuum pillow, and isolation transformer.
The MagVita TMS Therapy system relies on a remarkably efficient liquid coolant system to maintain the temperature of the coil. This allows for a high patient throughput of 10 or more patients per day, without any issues related to system heating.
The trolley allows for easy movement of your MagPro stimulator and suitable for complete system set-up as well as prepared for mounting of accessories.