Von Ardenne has, for forty years, been undertaking research, development and application of systems for warming up the whole body; and has become established as the world leader in whole body hyperthermia using water-filtered infrared-A radiation (wIRA). IRATHERM®1000 reproduces the equivalent part of infrared sun radiation, which can be used to warm up the body in an open design of equipment. Mild and moderate whole body hyperthermia, to which the skin has a high tolerance, is able to increase the micro-circulation; speed up the metabolism; reduce muscle spasms; and activate the immune system in a similar way to natural fever. By encouraging healing, a wide spectrum of treatment indications is available, from prophylactic medicine to the treatment of chronic illness and malignant processes.
Compared to similar equipment manufacturers, IRATHERM®1000 characterized the shortest time needed to achieve the target temperature, and greater comfort for the patient, which is placed without clothing on the grid and shrouded with a thermal foil. The film can be optionally maintain by IRADom frame, so that, for several hours during a cancer therapy session, the patient has an increased freedom of movement during the procedure.
IRATHERM®1000 is supplied as standard with controling and measuring system called IRACom® and appropriate software.
It is powered with three-phase 400V AC power supply and cooled by running water (requires a simple connection to the water supply). The room of approx. 12m2 is totally enough to install the system.
Performance of the contract lasts normally five weeks. Installation, commissioning and initial training of medical personnel is done in one day. The system is covered by a two-year manufacturer’s warranty.