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BSD Medical develops new use for MRI — treatment monitoring

Salt Lake-based BSD Medical Corp. said Thursday it has developed a new use for magnetic resonance imaging: treatment monitoring.

BSD develops hyperthermia equipment for treating cancer, including tumors located deep in the body. Its BSD-2000 attacks deep tumors using focused microwaves.

The company said MRI systems can be coupled with hyperthermia systems to provide non-invasive monitoring of treatment. BSD developed the MRI interface system in collaboration with Siemens Medical Corp.

A BSD-2000 with MRI interface has been installed at the Grosshadern Medical School in Munich, Germany, and a second is in production for delivery to Humbolt University Hospital in Berlin. Other BSD-2000 systems are located at medical centers around the world.