As you think about your DBS options, it is important to consider the programming of the device. The programming of the device – how your therapy is set-up, delivered, and maintained over time – ensures you are receiving therapy that meets your needs.
Your brain. Your DBS therapy. Personalized just for you.
Typically, DBS programming is perfected over time. Getting to a point in the therapy that balances symptoms and side-effects can take quite some time and is achieved over many programming sessions.
We have accepted the challenge to improve this process. Our solution: Image Guided Programming (IGP). IGP provides your physician the ability to see exactly where your leads are located and exactly where your stimulation needs to be delivered.
We hear often – How do you know the leads are in the right place?
Or if my condition changes, can my therapy change too?
Image Guided Programming (IGP) answers both questions.
Here is how it works:
Images are collected during your DBS procedure.
Collected images are evaluated to see the exact location of your leads.
The images are loaded into the programming software and therapy is programmed precisely – based on the location of your leads.
Stimulation can be adjusted to minimize side affects, at the initial programming and in the future.
Giving you your time back
When your device is programmed with IGP you may spend less time in your programming sessions.* A recent study of 10 patients showed an initial programming time of 20 minutes; this is less than half the time typically spent in a session. The study concluded that Image-Guided Programming drastically reduces programming time without compromising symptom control and patient satisfaction.1
See what doctors are saying
Hear from physicians who have seen the benefits of Image Guided Programming.
Dr. Aristide Merola, a neurologist at The Ohio State University, describes how IGP has transformed the programming experience.
Dr. Britt Stone, a neurologist at Vanderbilt, explains the evolution of programming and its impact she’s seen on patients.
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*Results from case studies are not necessarily predictive of results in other case studies. Results in other studies may vary.
1. Lange F, Steigerwald F, Malzacher T, Brandt GA, Odorfer TM, Roothans J, Reich MM, Fricke P, Volkmann J, Matthies C and Capetian PD (2021) Reduced Programming Time and Strong Symptom Control Even in Chronic Course Through Imaging-Based DBS Programming. Front. Neurol. 12:785529. doi: 10.3389/fneur.2021.785529