The unique technical principle of TWH1500
The TWH1500, using water-filtered infrared A with a high and most compliant energy input to deeper tissue layers (see wIRA Principle), is the first oncological local hyperthermia device that enables a contact-free supply of energy.
- This allows for
continous real-time thermographic control
with automatic switch on and off control functions making optimal and safe energy input possible, while achieving an effective heating depth of at least 15mm (>40°C) respectively 20mm (>39.5°C) if maximum skin temperature is set at 42- 43°C.
- Thus, the incidence of
thermal skin damage (TSD) ≥ grade 2 has been reduced to 0 %
(median in published microwave hyperthermia studies is approx. 25%). Additionally, the physiological reactions in the treatment area can be observed real-time and analyzed even after the session has ended.
- The treatment is
most agreeable for the patient.
The patient does not suffer from any body fixation or painful applicator contact, e.g. with ulcerated lesions.
By using a twin-applicator system, the performance of the TWH1500 is unaffected by heterogenous body contours and it easily covers large treatment areas for effective hyperthermia of large-sized chest wall recurrence, especially in lymphangiosis carcinomatosa.
Thermography-controlled wIRA superficial hyperthermia is cited as an approved method in the "Quality assurance guidelines for superficial hyperthermia clinical trials", issued by ESHO (European Society for Hyperthermic Oncology) and published in Int J Hyperthermia. 2017 and Strahlenther Onkol 2017.