Four Italian hospitals treat cancer patients with BSD's microwave
21 Feb 2011
Four hospitals in Italy have treated cancer patients using the
new MicroThermX microwave ablation system from BSD Medical Corporation.
The MTX-180 is a compact mobile system that includes a microwave
generator, single-patient-use disposable antennas, and a thermistor-based
temperature monitoring system.
It uses synchronous phased array technology developed and
patented by BSD to provide larger and more uniform zones of ablation
during a single procedure.
Med-Italia Biomedica, a distributor of interventional
radiology/oncology products purchased the MicroThermX system and
co-ordinated the delivery of the treatments.
The four participating hospitals were: Ospedaliera Spedali Civili
in Brescia in Northern Italy; Istituto Clinico Humanitas in Rozzano,
a teaching center for the University of Milan’s International
Medical School; Instituto Europeo Di Oncologia in Milano, a leading
cancer treatment hospital; and Ospedale di San Giovanni Battista in
Torino, the oldest hospital in Torino and the largest hospital in