When it comes to your health, it’s important that you’re getting the right fit for your healthcare needs and preferences. We understand finding care, when you’re living in the fog of depression or any other mental disorder, can be difficult and overwhelming. After all, there are doctors, clinics, offices, and centers all over the country that offer TMS Therapy, so why choose us?
We understand your struggles and our compassionate team is here to help you every step of the way on your journey to wellness.
An important part of our specialized treatment program is using fMRI imaging to guide TMS Therapy; so, let’s talk about functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). You may know that Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a method of forming pictures of the organs in your body using magnetic fields and radio waves and displaying these using a computer.
Additionally, in the medical field, professionals also rely on CT scans and x-rays which use the ionizing radiation, which can be damaging. MRI technology uses magnetic fields and radio waves; it’s especially useful for visualizing soft tissue like blood vessels, the brain, spinal cord and discs, etc.
Now, whereas MRI specializes in displaying structures, fMRI specializes in showing function, and the way the fMRI does it is by identifying brain electrical and blood flow. This is an especially important measurement when it comes to brain disorders because it measures small changes in blood flow that occur with brain activity, at a very high spatial resolution (mm resolution).
An fMRI may also be used to examine the brain’s functional anatomy. This can help evaluate the effects of stroke or other diseases and guide brain treatment; fMRI will detect abnormalities within the brain that cannot be found with other imaging techniques.
The use of fMRI in our practice helps provide advanced care, a step above the rest! It’s an innovative, noninvasive tool that allows us to learn more about each patient’s brain health.
Brain disorders aren’t a one-size-fits all treatment.
Let us help you get started on your journey to wellness today!