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Who cannot have TMS?

TMS is a well-tolerated treatment, the vast majority of patients can have TMS. People with non-removable metallic, ferromagnetic objects which is less than 30 cm from the treatment coil might not be suitable for TMS and should consult with their TMS prescriber if they have any of these items:

  • implanted electrodes
  • stimulators
  • aneurysm clips or coils
  • cochlear implants
  • stents in the head
  • metal fragments

TMS can still be given to people with certain types of stents and implants. People with implanted cardiac defibrillators cannot have TMS. Dental work including fillings/implants and piercings are not a contraindication for TMS.

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