TMS Treatment at Uspace with VisionTMS

USpace, St Vincent's Private Hospital Sydney

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) Treatment

Uspace has partnered with VisionTMS to offer MRI-guided TMS therapy from radiology clinics across NSW. VisionTMS was established to enable psychiatrists and radiologists to combine forces to deliver the most personalised, advanced, convenient and cost effective TMS service possible. 

What is TMS Treatment?

TMS is a non-invasive procedure that treats the symptoms of various mental health diagnoses by focusing pulses of magnetic waves on specific regions of the brain to stimulate or inhibit those brain circuits. It has been found to be a very safe treatment with minimal side effects. 

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TMS for Depression

There is strong evidence to support the effectiveness of TMS for treatment-resistant Major Depressive Disorder (MDD).

TMS has been TGA-approved for MDD since 2019 and Medicare-approved in Australia since 2021, under certain eligibility criteria.

Bulk billing for Treatment-Resistant Depression (TRD)

Uspace is pleased to be able to offer bulk-billing TMS services for patients over 18 years of age with TRD.

 

TMS for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Uspace is pleased to be able to offer TMS for patients with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, as part of our new OCD Program.

 

Why MRI-Guidance?

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) brain scans are used to locate the precise brain region that has been shown by research to respond best to treatment. Each mental disorder has its own specific brain region. VisionTMS uses advanced neuronavigation equipment, including a 3D camera, to optimally position the magnet. That’s because evidence suggests that the more precise the positioning of the magnet on the patient’s scalp, the better the likely outcome of the treatment. 

 

A non-invasive neuronavigation 3D-tracking camera is used by our team of psychiatrists and radiographers to position the magnetic coil on the patient’s scalp. 

 

VisionTMS is available for patients at Uspace and multiple conveniently located Vision XRAY radiology centres throughout Sydney. More information can be found at https://visiontms.com.au/ 

 

Referral Process

A GP or psychiatrist can make a referral directly to VisionTMS using one of the following methods: