Quality assurance for clinical studies in regional deep hyperthermia

Strahlenther Onkol. 2011 Oct;187(10):605-10. doi: 10.1007/s00066-011-1145-x. Epub 2011 Sep 19.


Background: A guideline is provided for the implementation of regional deep hyperthermia treatments under strict rules of quality assurance. The objective is to guarantee a comparable and comprehensible method in the treatment and scientific analysis of hyperthermia. The guideline describes regional deep hyperthermia (RHT) and MR-controlled partial body hyperthermia (PBH) of children, young and adult patients. According to this guideline, hyperthermia treatment is always applied in combination with chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy.

Methods: The guideline is based on practical experience from several hyperthermia centers. The procedure allows applying jointly coordinated standards and quality control in hyperthermia for studies.

Results: The guideline contains recommendations for hyperthermia treatments, including indication, preparation, treatment, and standardized analysis.

Publication types

  • Practice Guideline

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Chemotherapy, Adjuvant
  • Combined Modality Therapy
  • Documentation / standards
  • Germany
  • Humans
  • Hyperthermia, Induced / standards*
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Neoplasms / therapy*
  • Quality Assurance, Health Care / standards*
  • Radiotherapy, Adjuvant
  • Thermometers