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UMHC buys BSD Medical MicroThermX ablation system

University of Miami Hospital and Clinics (UMHC) has purchased BSD Medical's MicroThermX microwave ablation system.

With the purchase, UMHC will provide access to use MicroThermX system to its Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and the University of Miami Hospital.

The Sylvester/UMHC, which treats cancer patients, serves as the hub for cancer diagnosis and treatment throughout the South Florida area.

The MicroThermX, which includes a microwave generator, single-patient-use disposable antennas, and a thermistor-based temperature monitoring system, utilizes synchronous phased array technology to provide a wide range of uniform zones of ablation.

BSD sales and marketing vice president Sam Maravich said previously, Sylvester provided only radiofrequency ablation, but decided to acquire the MicroThermX because of its technological advantages.

"Published studies have demonstrated that microwave ablation has multiple advantages over RF ablation, and the innovative design of the MicroThermX provides physicians the ability to precisely target the ablation zone to numerous sizes and shapes of tumors," Maravich added.