dTMS stands for “deep” TMS. dTMS or “deep” TMS is an advertising term from the company of Brainsway who created the “deep TMS” machine. They call it “deep” or dTMS because their TMS machine produces stimulation of the brain 5-6cm into the brain tissue while other TMS machines (such as cloudTMS) stimulate at a depth of 2-3 cm. The inference in the advertising is the “deeper is better.” However, there is no evidence that a deeper TMS stimulation produces better results. CloudTMS also produces good results and is FDA approved for the treatment of major depressive disorder (MDD or depression) and OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder). There has been no large head-to-head studies studying which one produces better results.
The important thing is to stimulate the appropriate region that creates the therapeutic response. There is a lot more than just depth of the stimulation. There also has to do with the intensity of the stimulation, the frequency of the stimulation, the train duration, the inter-train interval, in number of trains per session, and the number of sessions. All of these variable can affect a treatment response. Therefore, depth could be relevant, but most likely is not.
Our machine (A CloudTMS machine) is capable of producing the stimulation needed to get a good treatment and response.
Many ask, why do they call it a CloudTMS machine? The manufactures call it this because there is a “silver-lining around every cloud.”
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