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Optimization of SAR distributions in liver and lung regions irradiated by the H-horn annular phased array hyperthermia system

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1 Author(s)
Tianquan Deng ; Res. Inst. of High Energy & Microwave Electron., Univ. of Electron. Sci. & Technol. of China, Chengdu, China

The author discusses a type of annular phased array (APA) system-the H-horn APA. The phase and amplitude control of power deposition patterns for this system have been theoretically analyzed at a frequency of 200 MHz. The formulas for calculating the electric field (E-field) and specific absorption rate (SAR) for this APA system have been derived and can be applied to other types of APA systems. Models on computerized tomography (CT) scans from liver and lung regions have been used for predicting optimization of the E-field and SAR patterns in the case of the relative phase and amplitude changes. It is shown that the phase and amplitude control of SAR patterns results in a more selective and effective heating of tumors situated eccentrically and deeply within the body. The numerical results indicate that it is possible to shift the absorbed power patterns by electrically varying the phase and/or the amplitude of the sources and manually moving the positions of the horns

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Microwave Theory and Techniques, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:39 ,  Issue: 5 )

Date of Publication:

May 1991

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