Constant checks in all areas of production help to continuously improve the quality of the product. Therefore, early error prevention in the production process is particularly important. From receipt of goods to delivery, we oversee the extremely high quality of our hyperthermia systems.
In particular we concentrate on holistic quality management. Even in the development phase, we select the highest quality sub-components and strive for environmentally friendly manufacturing. All components are inspected before they are used, which allows us to guarantee that all materials used in subsequent production are of high quality.
This demand for quality also continues in the worldwide delivery and installation of our hyperthermia systems, as well as in all technical work and services performed. From project planning through to user training, and right up to routine maintenance, our technical services ensure that all stages of the project are expertly executed, and that only the highest quality tools are used in so doing. In addition to the qualified technical services and work delivered, continuous product enhancements such as software updates also ensure high quality throughout the entire service life of the equipment.
Quality manifests itself in various forms. Our demand for quality is firmly anchored in our company culture. We don’t just deliver quality, we live and breathe quality!
Therapy procedure and application
The artificial electro-hyperthermia, which is applied externally by physical means, increases the temperature of tumours and is therefore the perfect complement to chemotherapy and radiotherapy.
Hyperthermia as a supplement to radiotherapy
Different mechanisms are responsible for the supra-additive effect of hyperthermia when used in conjunction with radiotherapy.
Hyperthermia boosts radiotherapy. This has been proven by numerous comparison studies. In vivo studies have shown that hyperthermia can boost the effect of radiotherapy by a factor of 1.2 to 5.
To summarise, hyperthermia is probably the most potent radio-sensitising method currently known.
Hyperthermia as a supplement to chemotherapy
The interactions of hyperthermia and cytostatic drugs can be autonomous, additive and synergistic. Synergy effects also result from the spatial cooperation of chemotherapy and hyperthermia since most cytostatic drugs work better in areas with good blood flow. However, indirect synergy effects can also arise from changes in the tissue and the metabolic modification of cytostatic drugs as a result of the heat.
The Celsius TCS hyperthermia system has 2 therapy electrodes which, with a maximum output of up to 500 watts, guarantee high and homogeneous hyperthermia on the tumour tissue. Thanks to the different electrode sizes, heat can be applied to the tumour in a targeted and controlled manner.
Safety for patients and users
In the design and development of the Celsius TCS, for us the most important guiding principle was ensuring the highest possible safety standards. Any issues that arose during the development phase were the result of an in-depth risk analysis, which served as the basis for decision-making.
Should the patient feel unwell at any time during the treatment, he/she can interrupt the treatment using the patient hand switch.