On June 12, 2017, TheraMind Center of Santa Barbara announced our role in a collaborative clinical research project with Westmont College. This Independent Review Board (IRB) approved study, under the direction of Westmont’s neuropsychopharmacologist, Dr. Ronald See, aims to evaluate [..]
BRAIN MAPPING TECHNOLOGY
Because a small difference in the location of the TMS or neurostimulation treatment can produce a significant variation in the efficacy of the therapy for a given patient, our doctors employ QEEG (Quantitative Electroencephalography) combined with LORETA (Low Resolution Electromagnetic Tomography) to map the actual sources of cortical rhythms and thus determine the most desirable treatment coordinates. QEEG utilizes modern statistical analytic software and proprietary algorithms to view in real time the dynamic changes taking place in a patient’s brain and to compare those images against data bases of “normal” and “abnormal” brain activity.
In many cases fMRI (functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging), also referred to as Advanced MRI imaging, may be employed instead of QEEG and LORETA analysis. fMRI brain scans are particularly employed where patients are being treated for Post-Stroke Rehabilitation, Chronic Pain, Concussion and traumatic brain injury (TBI).