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Discussion Based on Numerical and Experimental Studies on Heating Characteristics of an RF Rectangular Resonant Cavity Applicator for Hyperthermia Targeting Deep-seated Tumors

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3 Author(s)
Tange, Y. ; Maizuru Nat. Coll. of Technol., Maizuru ; Kanai, Y. ; Saitoh, Y.

The heating characteristics of an RF rectangular cavity applicator for hyperthermic treatment that targets deep-seated tumors were investigated numerically and experimentally. In the numerical study, Maxwell's equations and heat transfer equations were solved for a dielectric phantom with and without blood flow. Conductive caps attached to the dielectric phantom to shield the non-tumor regions. The experimental study showed the validity and possibility of heating deep-seated tumors. Thus, the rectangular resonant cavity applicator with an L-type antenna can heat deep-seated tumors.

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Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, 2007. EMBS 2007. 29th Annual International Conference of the IEEE

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22-26 Aug. 2007