We are excited to announce the commissioning of a BSD-2000 3D/MR "Universal" System at Grosshardern University Hospital in Munich, Germany.
LMU (Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich in Großhadern) has been a pioneer in cancer treatment with hyperthermia. The hospital has treated over 15,000 patient treatments with hyperthermia, many of them with Soft Tissue Sarcoma tumors. This facility was part of a phase III clinical study that illuminated the long-term survival benefits of adding hyperthermia to chemotherapy. LMU is also at the center of the HEAT (Hyperthermia European Adjuvant Trial) study, a randomized, dual-arm trial for pancreatic cancer using chemotherapy plus hyperthermia.
The BSD-2000 3D/MR uses MR imaging to visualize temperature in the treatment area. MR images are taken during the hyperthermia treatment, and proprietary software creates a three-dimensional (non-diagnostic) representation of the heating zone in the body. With this information, the operator can easily adjust the heating zone in 3 dimensions to ensure that the tumor area receives the maximum thermal dose. Above is an excellent product video produced by Sennewald Medizintechnik GmbH, the innovators of the SigmaVision software and Pyrexar’s distributor in Germany.
The Sigma Eye MR applicator uses the existing MR patient support table and can be removed and stored when not in use, leaving the MR free for general imaging. The complete system package includes a Dodek 12-channel RF amplifier (positioned in the equipment room), the Sigma Eye MR applicator, a water circulation system that provides temperature-controlled deionized water to the applicator bolus (seen in blue), an 8-channel motor-controlled temperature box (used to verify thermal accuracy during treatment), and a computer system with control software.
The BSD-2000 3D/MR fits most 1.5 Tesla, 60cm bore (or greater) MRI systems on the market. Our system runs at 100MHz, providing deep regional hyperthermia to any depth in the body. The applicator is capable of treating up to 95 percentile patient size based on available world data.
Scheduled release for sale - April 2018.