TSA-II – NeuroSensory Analyzer
The TSA-II NeuroSensory Analyzer is a precise, computer-controlled device capable of generating and documenting response to highly repeatable thermal and vibratory stimuli, such as warmth, cold, heat-induced pain, cold-induced pain or vibration.
The TSA-II delivers quantitative assessment of small-caliber (A-Delta and C-fiber) sensory nerve function, as well as for large caliber A-Beta fibers. The TSA-II is also used for identifying thermal pain thresholds in various clinical and research applications.The test procedure itself is similar to that employed in such routine tests as eye and hearing examinations, where patients are asked to respond to visual or auditory stimuli.
The TSA-II thermode is placed on the patient’s skin to heat or cool the skin. Patients respond to the temperature stimuli by pushing a button, and the sensory threshold is recorded and automatically compared to an age-matched normative data.
- Outcome-based color graphic reports with automated narrative discussion of test results for insurance and referral networks
- Automatic comparison of test results to normative reference data
- Portable, fast set-up and ease of use
- Versatile WINDOWST based software with selection of test paradigms for maximum flexibility in clinical, research and drug trial applications.
- Various test methods (Limits, Levels and Manual)
- Factory installed default protocols for immediate clinical use
- Proven Repeatability
Useful in monitoring, treating and testing in:
- Painful neuropathies
- Lumbar Radiculopathy
- Small-fiber allodynia in Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
- Underlying Central Nervous System impairment in difficult-to-diagnose patients
- Early detection of diabetic neuropathy of small-caliber nerve fibers
- Effectiveness of growth factors, aldosereductase
- Inhibitors and other new therapies
- Entrapment and toxic neuropathies
- Testing programs to detect malingerers
- Nerve root compression and inflammation