Computational electromagnetic modeling is key in objective control of hyperthermia

G.C. van Rhoon, M.M. Paulides, T. Drizdal

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Confining treatment to the tumor to improve therapeutic outcome and reduce toxicity, is a hot issue in cancer research. Hyperthermia is recognized as a strong sensitizer for radiotherapy and chemotherapy enhancing tumor control without increasing toxicity. Today's electromagnetic hyperthermia systems heat large tissue volumes with limited ability to selectively heat the tumor. Fortunately, tremendous improvements in 3-dimensional electromagnetic & temperature modelling provide an exciting opportunity to design advanced multi-element electromagnetic applicator systems. Together with feedback control using MR non-invasive thermometry and smart E-field sensors, this paves the way for selective tumor heating and potentially prescription of a thermal dose.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 9th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2015
Place of PublicationPiscataway
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)978-8-8907-0185-6
Publication statusPublished - 27 Aug 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event9th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP 2015) - Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 13 May 201517 May 2015
Conference number: 9


Conference9th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP 2015)
Abbreviated titleEuCAP 2015
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  • electromagnetic modeling
  • hyperthermia
  • online control


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