3Treatment Setup v2

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We developed a hyperthermia system to support solid cancer treatments. Localized heating is generated by an integrated system of microwave sources controlled by interactive software.

The interactive software allows the therapist to make adjustments during treatment based on feedback from sensors and the patient. This adaptive treatment enables the therapist to interact with patients to improve the quality of life achieved.

The basis for the high performance lies in the use of a high frequency (434 MHz), the high number of microwave sources (20), the water bolus, the segmentation software and the interactivity whereby the patient is involved in real time.

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3Treatment Setup v2

The Steps: Workflow of a Head and Neck Hyperthermia Treatment: designed to be integrated.

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In our system we are able to act upon feedback by the patient.

The process consists of five consecutive steps:

  • patient scanning (MRI or CT);
  • 3D model generation;
  • treatment set-up optimization;
  • simulation & optimization;
  • actual treatment of the patient.
Hyperthermie treatment render HiRes

Simulation guided H&N hyperthermia

Our software allows the therapist to make adjustments during treatment based on feedback from sensors and the patient.

The patient contributes in optimising the treatment giving feedback on toxicity. This adaptive treatment enables the therapist to interact with patients to perfectly balance treatment efficacy while keeping toxicity to a minimum. We termed this cooperation between therapist, patient and interactive adaptation a balanced treatment.

Hyperthermie treatment render HiRes

1. (Pre-) treatment planning

Image Data (CT/MR)

Image Data (CT/MR)

Segmentation

Segmentation

Treatment Setup Model

Treatment Setup Model

EM Simulation & Optimization

EM Simulation & Optimization

Thermal Simulation & Optimization

Thermal Simulation & Optimization

2. (Real-time) adaptive hyperthermia

User interface

User interface

Pre-treatment settings

Pre-treatment settings

Adapted setting

Adapted setting

HyperCollar 4D System

Introducing the HyperCollar 4D System, designed to enable clinicians to apply thermotherapy treatment to the precise site of the tumour.

HyperCollar 4D System

Focussed heating process

Local heat activates the immune system and causes it to attack the tumour directly.

Focussed heating process