Advances in magnetic resonance guided radiofrequency hyperthermia

Margarethus M. Paulides, Sergio Curto, Mingming Wu, Lukas Winter, Gerard C. van Rhoon, Desmond T.B. Yeo

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Clinical studies have established that adjuvant mild hyperthermia significantly increases the efficacy of radio-and chemotherapy across many tumor sites. Radiofrequency hyperthermia treatment quality is usually monitored with invasive temperature sensors, which provides limited data sampling and causes infection risks. To mitigate these issues, magnetic resonance (MR) measurements can be exploited for 3D thermal dose assessment during treatment. To this end, a number of novel hardware approaches have been proposed to combine RF heating and imaging more effectively. In this work, we review the status of MR guided radiofrequency hyperthermia, including the electromagnetic inter-systems interactions. We review the various purposes of MR imaging in radiofrequency hyperthermia, and describe different hybrid hardware configurations before closing with suggested technology improvements that could accelerate clinical adoption of this technology.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 11th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EUCAP 2017
Place of PublicationPiscataway
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)978-8-8907-0187-0
Publication statusPublished - 15 May 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event11th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP 2017) - Paris, France
Duration: 19 Mar 201724 Mar 2017
Conference number: 11


Conference11th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP 2017)
Abbreviated titleEuCAP 2017
Internet address


  • hyperthermia
  • MR-thermometry
  • MRI
  • radiofrequency
  • temperature


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