BSD MTX-180 MicroThermX Microwave Ablation System receives CE Mark approval

October 23, 2017

The MTX-180 utilizes innovative synchronous phased array technology that was developed and patented by BSD to deliver targeted microwave energy to ablate (destroy) soft tissue. BSD employed its extensive 32-year background in developing thermal therapy systems in the design of the MTX-180. BSD's advanced technology allows the MTX-180 to provide larger and more uniform zones of ablation during a single procedure. Third-party independent testing was conducted at a U.S. university medical center that is a world leader in ablation treatments. The testing data demonstrated that the MTX-180 is a user-friendly system that delivers larger, more uniform ablation zones in shorter periods of time.

The MTX-180 is a compact, mobile, state-of-the-art, proprietary system that includes a microwave generator, single-patient-use disposable antennas, and a thermistor-based temperature monitoring system. The innovative design of the MTX-180 is the first of its kind that allows delivery of higher power levels using a single generator. The delivery of microwave energy is controlled utilizing an interactive touch screen monitor, which allows the operator to quickly and easily control the treatment.

Currently, radiofrequency (RF) energy is utilized most frequently in the interventional oncology ablation market. Published studies have demonstrated that the use of microwave energy has numerous advantages over RF energy for the delivery of ablation therapy, including faster set-up, shorter ablation times, larger ablation zones, and higher intratumoral temperatures. For these reasons, interventional oncology key opinion leaders regard microwave as the future of soft tissue ablation therapy. The MTX-180 has been designed to provide optimized microwave ablation therapy.

Source BSD Medical Corporation