This is an outline for the procedures in place for becoming a certified TMS operator at the Brain Imaging Center. Forms and documents mentioned/linked in the text below can also be found at the bottom of the page. If you plan on including TMS in your fMRI study then you must first obtain TMS user certification.
First read the following articles:
1. Rossi et al., Clinical Neurophysiology, 2009 regarding TMS safety
2. Green and Wassermann regarding TMS ethical guidelines
3. Oberman et al 2011 on Theta-burst safety
Then contact Miguel Perez to take the TMS user quiz. 80% or higher is a passing grade.
Fill out the BIC TMS Certification Form. In order to complete the form you must: obtain adult CPR certification, which is offered through the Recreational Sports Facility on campus, shadow an existing 3T TMS user for 10+ hours, be listed on an active TMS protocol and become familiar with stimulation protocol designs,and complete the required certifications for CITI, HIPAA and NIH.
Once you have passed the quiz and filled out the certification form, you will then be given access to book the TMS room for studies via our scheduling software, Calpendo. At this time, using the TMS facility is free of charge. Though the Brain Imaging Center reserves the right to change this policy at any time.
TMS rigs and their current location:
Polaris cameras and Brainsight systems and their current locations:
Polaris camera with Brainsight 1.0: Tolman Hall G35
Polaris Spectra with brainsight 2.2: Li Ka-Shing Center B100H
Magstim coils and their current location:
1st generation double 70 mm: Tolman Hall G35
2nd generation double 70 mm: Tolman Hall G35
Double 70 mm cooled coil system: Tolman Hall G35
Flat double coil 50 mm: Tolman Hall G35
Air firm coil: Li Ka-Shing Center B100H
MagPro coils and their current location:
MRI-compatible MRi-B91 Coil: Li Ka-Shing Center B100E
Last updated 8/26/2014