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Thermoradiotherapy of Pelvic Tumours with the BSD 2000: first clinical results

  • M. Notter
  • N. Schwegler
  • W. Burkard
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 267)

Abstract

The start of clinical hyperthermia reminds of the development of radiothera­py. Both had some difficulties to reach localized deep processes. Only highvoltage irradiation allowed to pass the hindering skin. For a long time hyperthermia was only capable to heat tissue within a deepness of 3 to 5 cm. Since the use of electromagnetic waves effective heating of deep seated tumours seemed possible. A great number of patients is now treated successfully with the annular phased array system (4). The BSD 2000 device with the sigma-applicator expresses a technical improvement and promises advanced local hyperthermia technique (6, 7). Does this more sophisticated new system now allow to perform a safe and distinctive hyperthermia treatment in any region deep in the body? Our first clinical observations with radiotherapy and hyperthermia may lead to some answers.

Keywords

Local Tumour Control Heat Sensation Hyperthermia Treatment Tumor Periphery Intended Temperature 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Notter
    • 1
    • 2
  • N. Schwegler
    • 1
    • 2
  • W. Burkard
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.StrahlentherapieKantonsspital AarauAarauSwitzerland
  2. 2.StrahlentherapieKantonsspital AarauAarauSwitzerland

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