Evaluation of a two-dimensional electromagnetic model for hyperthermia treatment planning
AuthorRoss, Michael Paul, 1963-
AdvisorPaulsen, Keith D.
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractA series of hyperthermic, static, torso phantom experiments have been performed. The results are presented in comparison to a two-dimensional, theoretical, electromagnetic model. The 2-D model is assessed for potential use in clinical plannings and evaluations. Included in the assay of this model are comparisons of actual clinical patient data. Theoretically calculated electromagnetic fields and temperatures are obtained using a finite element numerical method (FEM) based on weighted residuals. Two experimental methods of extracting energy deposition data are discussed and utilized: (1) by measuring temperature differentials to calculate specific absorption rates (SAR), and (2) by measuring the square of the E-field directly which relates proportionally to the absorbed power. The employed regional heat source is an annular phased array (APA) operating at 70 MHz. The outcome of the assessment suggests that the results can be quantitative for simple heterogeneous phantom problems, but remain qualitative for clinical evaluative purposes.
Degree ProgramGraduate College
Electrical and Computer Engineering