Solid State Generator
The BSD 500 microwave hyperthermia system is equipped with a 915 MHz power generator. The solid state generator has 8 channels which can be independently adjusted in phase and amplitude.
Up to 24 Interstitial Applicators
The 8 channel generator feeds into a 3 way power splitter allowing up to 24 applicators to be connected. Each antenna produces a radiant energy zone that can be arranged to shape a heat zone specific to the tumor.
Up to 400 watts
The system itself is portable, space efficient and produces up to 400 watts of microwave energy in a single channel mode and up to 60 watts per channel in the eight channel mode. A high resolution touch-screen display is used for treatment planning, setup and monitoring during the procedure.
Treats Recurrent Cancer
Superficial hyperthermia is used to non-invasively treat recurrent or progressive cancerous tumors located within a few centimeters of the surface of the body. Interstitial hyperthermia is used to treat recurrent or progressive cancerous tumors located below the skins surface.
MA-151- Small Wave Guide
MA-100 - Med. Wave Guide
MA-120 - Large Wave Guide
MA-251 Interstitial Antenna
The semi-rigid MA-251 microwave interstitial applicators can be inserted into 15.5 gauge (5 French) radiation implant catheters. The heating pattern is ellipsoidal and approximately 4.5 cm in length along the applicator shaft with heating to the applicator tip.
No Shielding Required
Output frequency of 915 MHz (ISM frequency, requires no RF shielded enclosure) 8 independent channels deliver 0 to 60 watts of power. The forward power of all 8 channels are monitored, controlled and displayed by the computer.
Synchronous or Asynchronous
The computer will monitor and display the reflected power for each channel. In the synchronous mode, all 8 channels are driven by the same signal.
Controlled Phase Offset
The asynchronous mode allows each channel to be driven by independent sources. The power balance and phase offset of each channel is software controlled using the touch screen monitor.
All eight channels can be multiplexed into a single output channel of 0 to 400 watts under computer control. The forward and reflected power from each of the 8 channels are summed together and displayed as total power.
Water Circulation System
Constant volume water supply
Bolus temperature controller with a temperature range of 5 °C to 45 ° C
Integrated thermal well
Standard NBS traceable temperature probe
accurate within 0.10 °C.
115 - 230 VAC +/- 10%, 50 - 60 Hz
Current consumption <15 amps
Four sensors are provided with the basic system. The interface accepts up to 8 sensors. A typical treatment set-up would utilize 12 to 15 ports for the microwave interstitial applicators and 1 to 4 ports for connections to the temperature sensors.
Temperatures are displayed with resolution of 0.1 °C. - CK Inherently stable thermistor type sensors with non-metallic leads. These sensors are not perturbed by the microwave fields generated in the BSD500 system.
Fits 15.5ga Catheter
The sensor diameter is approximately 1.1 mm and is located at the end of a 33 cm (13 in.) sealed high resistive lead.
An extension cable is provided with a length approximately 2.1 m (7ft). Leakage currents are guaranteed to be less than 15 micro amps for any type of failure.