BSD Medical, which develops, manufactures, markets and services systems to treat cancer and benign diseases using heat therapy delivered using focused radiofrequency (RF) and microwave energy, has updated about the MicroThermX Microwave Ablation System.
The MicroThermX Microwave Ablation System is a compact, mobile system that includes a microwave generator, single-patient-use disposable antennas and a thermistor-based temperature monitoring system.
The MicroThermX system, using advanced synchronous phased array technology, delivers microwave energy for coagulation (ablation)of soft tissue.
At the World Conference on Interventional Oncology (WCIO) held 9 to 12 June 2011 in New York City, Drs Wolf, Machan, and Dupuy, Rhode Island Hospital/Brown University presented testing data which demonstrated that the MicroThermX creates larger ablation zones when compared to an existing asynchronous commercially available system.
According to Brianne Hamilton, one of BSD’s ablation engineers, the risk of skin burns caused by non-parallel placement of multiple microwave antennas can be significantly reduced by using the synchronous phased array capability of the MicroThermX, as compared to competing asynchronous ablation technologies (Microwave Antenna Array Ablations with Non-Parallel Insertion Angles).