Brain Mapping NYC

fMRI Brain Mapping for Greater Wellness

At Neurotherapeutix we use fMRI brain mapping and our proprietary algorithm to perform optimal, targeted TMS therapy (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Therapy) right here in the Upper East Side of Manhattan. 

We offer a unique, innovative treatment for depression and anxiety as well as a range of other mental health issues. TMS is an emerging treatment for a number of neurological and brain disorders, and fMRI-guided TMS presents an opportunity to eliminate side-effects while improving results. In fact, psychiatric brain imaging is showing promise in a variety of treatment scenarios. 

Normally transcranial magnetic stimulation takes a broad approach, affecting large areas of the brain at once to change neurocircuitry. Our functional-guided TMS technique involves identifying the specific pathways that are causing symptoms and treating them with precise accuracy.

Imaging Based
Psychiatry

Imaging based psychiatry is the use of medical imaging, like fMRI and EEG, in psychiatry. These tools can help diagnose, understand, and treat mental health conditions and brain disorders.

Through the use of psychiatric brain imaging, researchers and clinicians are able to make a virtual brain scan for mental illness. While not as straightforward as scanning a broken leg, brain imaging can provide a road map to treatment and recovery. The imaging, when combined with your clinical evaluation, will form the basis for your treatment.

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Our Brain Mapping Therapy

Using fMRI and our algorithm, we can identify brain regions the size of a grain of rice. Our board-certified psychiatrist will work with you, our fMRI technician, and our TMS therapist to chart a course for your treatment. During and between sessions we will track your results.

Using cutting-edge imaging equipment, we can track your results in real time before changes in symptoms manifest. This means we can make any adjustments to your plan as-needed and when they are most impactful. Standard TMS therapists don’t have the equipment to do that, only we do.

This is confirmed by multiple evidence regarding spontaneous brain activity gathered in the last several years, and its importance as a very sensitive biomarker of the health of the brain. DMN is one of the most important RSNs with a synchronized activity pattern indicative of its engagement with other networks.

What Makes our Brain Map Unique?

The basis of our technique is the mapping of your brain at its resting state. Which is to say what it is like when you are not experiencing symptoms or engaging in complex tasks. By using this as a benchmark we can identify what neural circuits are misfiring and need to be tuned up.

We offer fMRI brain mapping, an alternative to QEEG mapping techniques. Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) and Quantitative Electroencephalography (QEEG) are both prominent techniques for brain mapping. Both methods have unique strengths and applications, making them valuable tools in the field of neuroimaging. 

fMRI Brain Mapping vs QEEG Brain Mapping

Resting State fMRI Leads to the Best TMS

fMRI is a non-invasive technique that measures brain activity by detecting changes in blood flow. This powerful imaging tool allows for the identification of specific brain regions and neural pathways involved in various mental processes. 

The primary advantage of fMRI is its ability to provide high-resolution images of the brain’s structure and function. This makes it an ideal tool for precise, targeted interventions like TMS. By mapping the brain at its resting state, fMRI can identify the specific neural circuits that are misfiring and in need of fine-tuning. This level of accuracy is unparalleled in the field of brain mapping. Our accuracy and image quality is what allows us to create unique plans for each patient.

QEEG Brain Mapping: An Exciting Prospect for Imaging Based Psychiatry

In contrast, QEEG records electrical activity in the brain through sensors placed on the scalp. QEEG provides valuable information about brainwave patterns and can reveal abnormalities in brain function.

QEEG excels in offering real-time information about brain function and electrical activity, making it particularly useful for monitoring changes and identifying abnormal brainwave patterns. QEEG has been widely employed for conditions like epilepsy and sleep disorders.

fMRI is Better for Guiding Treatments Like TMS

While both fMRI and QEEG have their distinct advantages, fMRI stands out for its role in TMS therapy due to its ability to pinpoint specific regions of the brain with unparalleled precision. This enables our TMS therapists to develop a tailored treatment plan targeting the exact neural pathways responsible for your symptoms. Moreover, fMRI allows us to continuously monitor your progress in real-time, making adjustments to your treatment as necessary for optimal results. 

While QEEG shows promise in the identification of cerebrovascular disorders, encephalopathy, dementia, and epilepsy, it does not yet have widespread acceptance or approval for the treatment of most brain problems. 

What to Expect from Brain Mapping and TMS

Once your initial consultation is scheduled, you can expect the following as you continue with our TMS Services: 

  • An initial intake consultation with our board-certified psychiatrist to discuss your medical history, symptoms, expectations, and needs. If you decide together that TMS is a good direction for your treatment, they will help you schedule your initial fMRI brain mapping. 
  • The first fMRI brain mapping to help us understand your brain and your condition, so that we can locate the specific areas that need tuning. 
  • Once we have processed and analyzed the information, we will go over it with you and make a personalized treatment plan. 
  • Next, we will begin our targeted TMS therapy. This can take 20 to 30 or more sessions, depending on your individual needs. These sessions can be scheduled to fit your needs, and don’t necessarily need to occur every day. 
  • As you come in for TMS treatments we will continuously monitor your progress both with our fMRI and your self-reported observations of your experience. We will make any adjustments as needed. 
  • After the initial course of treatment, follow-up sessions may be required in a maintenance phase. In this phase we will taper down by increasing the duration between sessions. 

After TMS

You will enjoy a reduction in symptoms and a bright new life. While maintenance TMS sessions may be necessary, they will be far less frequent. So you can spend more time doing what you love.

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Neurotherapeutix is the leading clinic for functional imaging guided transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), a safe, innovative, and non-invasive methodology for treating a wide range of acute and chronic mental disorders and brain injuries. Our advanced fMRI technology allows us to map the brain for the… Learn More »

Published: March 24, 2023NYC

Last Reviewed: January 10, 2024

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