Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)

Section 1

Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a noninvasive method to excite neurons in the brain: weak electric currents are induced in the tissue by rapidly changing magnetic fields. In this way, brain activity can be triggered with minimal discomfort and the functionality of the circuitry and connectivity of the brain can be studied.

TMS may only be performed upon completion of the ICTS Neuroimaging Unit TMS Training and with the subsequent written approval of the Unit Director, Dr. Steve Cramer. This training includes familiarity with the safe operation of the TMS software and hardware. TMS may only be performed in the Institute for Clinical & Translational Science Hewitt Hall site and under the supervision of a ICTS nurse familiar with TMS procedures.

To request use of TMS facilities, apply for services support using the ICTS application, and request TMS resource/assistance in the Radiological Imaging Section. Questions may be directed to the Neuroimaging Unit Director, Dr. Steve Cramer.



TMS Information and Protocols


Policy & Safety Reports

  • Full TMS Lab Policy, ver.8
    Neuroimaging Unit's TMS policy. This includes the official TMS screening form and how to detect and respond to a seizure.
  • Wassermann rTMS Safety Document 
    Risk and Safety of Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation: Report and Suggested Guidelines From the International Workshop on the Safety of Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, June 5–7, 1996.


Downloadable Manuals & Protocols


    Forms & Utilities

    • TMS Data Sheet
      The Neuroimaging Unit's TMS Data Collection Form, for use with Scope.
    • TMS Room Scheduler
      Current TMS room Scheduling Calendar. Proper Username and Password is Required to Access This Site.