Multi-target FOCO for HeadNeck hyperthermia treatment planning: A Feasibility Study

Gennaro G. Bellizzi, Tomas Drizdal, Lorenzo Crocco, Gerard C. van Rhoon, Tommaso Isernia, Margarethus M. Paulides

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Abstract

Clinical studies have shown the benefit of hyperthermia as a strong adjuvant to conventional cancer treatments but a tight control of the administered heating still represents an open challenge. Planning the hyperthermia treatment is the way to deliver a target conformal specific absorption rate (SAR) deposition over the target area while keeping the SAR bounded in normal tissue. This task is even more challenging in case of large and irregularly shaped target volumes. Motivated by this need, the so-called multi-target focusing via constrained power optimization was developed. In the current study, we investigated the effective gain in terms of heating profile of the proposed approach using simulations of 3D clinical patient specific models. Results indicate an average median temperature gain of 0.8°C with respect to standard FOCO.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium and USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting, APSURSI 2018 - Proceedings
Place of PublicationPiscataway
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Pages577-578
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5386-7102-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 13 Jul 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event2018 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium and USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting, APSURSI 2018 - Boston, United States
Duration: 8 Jul 201813 Jul 2018

Conference

Conference2018 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium and USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting, APSURSI 2018
CountryUnited States
CityBoston
Period8/07/1813/07/18

Keywords

  • Hyperthermia Treatment Planning
  • SAR
  • Shaping
  • Sim4Life

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