Hyperthermia Methods


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Local – Regional

Heats a smaller area of the body or the tumor itself. The heat may be applied to the surface of the body (superficial hyperthermia), inside normal body cavities, or deep in tissue through the use of needles or probes (interstitial hyperthermia).

External Applicator

Intracavitary

Interstitial/RFA

Isolated Perfusion

HIPEC, ITH

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Systemic (Whole Body)

The entire body temperature is raised to 39 – 43 °C (102 to 109 °F). Typically used to treat metastatic cancer (cancer that spread to many parts of the body).

Radiant Heat

Immersion Heat

Venovenous Perfusion-induced Systemic Hyperthermia
(VV-PISH)