BSD Medical Corporation has completed integration of a BSD-2000/3D/MR Hyperthermia System with a GE Healthcare (GE) 1.5 Tesla magnetic resonance (MR) imaging system at the Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center at Duke University Medical Center. This installation of the BSD-2000/3D/MR would be the first in US and also the first integration of a BSD-2000/3D/MR system with a GE MR system. This integration and installation was a joint effort between Duke University, BSD Medical and GE Healthcare engineers, physicists, and physicians.
The BSD-2000 system of BSD Medical, delivers energy which can be electronically focused to target the 3-dimensional size, shape and location of the tumor, thus providing dynamic control of the heating delivered to the tumor region. The integrated system of BSD-2000/3D/MR system with an MR system was designed to deliver targeted hyperthermia therapy while providing non-invasive imaging of the diseased tissue and the surrounding healthy tissue.