Normally, your physician will review the results of the NBS mapping with you. Responses to stimuli will be shown as colored markers in a 3D model of the brain. Taking into account other diagnostic information, the physician will discuss your treatment options. NBS results can be of significant help when discussing possible trade-offs between treatment risks and expected benefits
An MRI scan is processed to show the anatomy of your brain in 3D. Navigation of the electric field inside your brain is achieved by "linking" landmarks of your head to those in your MRI-scan. The clinician touches your landmarks with a "tracker" pointer and enters the data to the system. You only need wear a small "tracker" on the forehead. Once the setup procedure is completed, the NBS clinician can see the exact location of the electric field to be generated inside your brain. During mapping you can move your head and relax. Whenever the clinician moves the coil over your head, the stimulating electric field can be seen moving, overlaid in the 3D model of your brain.