Regional deep hyperthermia
With the help of regional deep hyperthermia, deep seated tumors or large tumor areas are treated in combination with radiation, chemotherapy, or radiochemotherapy. These include, for example, rectal cancer, bladder cancer, high-risk soft tissue sarcomas, cervical cancer or pancreatic cancer.
With regional deep hyperthermia, the patients lie in a ring applicator. A water bolus and antennas that radiate high-frequency electromagnetic waves are integrated into this applicator. These waves can be focused on the tumor via the independent control of individual antennas and lead to a regional heating. The treatment region can be heated to targeted therapeutic temperatures of 41°C through 44°C. To achieve the therapeutic temperatures while protecting the surrounding tissue, it is necessary to use special applicators with suitable control systems.