100 bursts at 5.0Hz
Performed at 80% motor threshold. The train(s) consist of 300 pulses: 100 bursts (3 pulses/burst) delivered at 5.0 bursts per second for a total of 20 seconds followed by a break of 1.0 second.Inside each burst are 3 pulses delivered at 50 times per second or one pulse every 0.02 seconds.
|Stimulus amplitude (% of MT)||80|
|Burst frequency in train (Hz)||5.0|
|Pulses frequency in burst (Hz)||50|
|Bursts in train||100|
|Number of trains||1|
Continuous Theta-burst or cTBS is a short 20 second inhibitory protocol. It is delivered in patterned 5Hz bursts with each burst containing 3 pulses at 50Hz. Unlike intermittent TBS there are no pauses or breaks for the duration of the protocol.