Planning the course of treatment before it begins

The temperature simulation software, NanoPlan®, helps the physician in charge to draw up the treatment plan for NanoTherm® therapy, based on the distribution of nanoparticles as shown in a postoperative CT (computed tomography) scan. NanoPlan® uses the bioheat transfer equation to help the physician in charge estimate treatment temperatures and the magnetic field strength required to achieve them.

The intuitive workflow guides the user through a series of questions relating to the treatment parameters. The software then creates a three-dimensional image showing contoured areas such as the tumor, the nanoparticle depots, and the thermometry catheter. Additionally, an estimate is given of the temperature distribution in the affected area depending on the field strength. By altering the underlying parameters, different scenarios can be simulated to determine the optimal treatment field strength.