Time-reversal system for microwave hyperthermia
Paper in proceedings, 2010

Hyperthermia is presently used as an adjuvant to the radiation therapy in the treatment of certain types of cancers. Recently, many randomised trials have shown a significant advantage of addition of hyperthermia combined with radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy in the treatment of solid tumours. This paper presents the first experimental results obtained with a prototype of a new system for microwave hyperthermia based on time-reversal algorithm. The level of absorbed energy is strongly dependent on size of treated area through penetration depth of EM waves, thus selection of the frequency depends on treated area sizes as well as tumour volume. The system has thus been designed to work at broad frequency range.

Author

Hana Dobsicek Trefna

Chalmers, Signals and Systems, Signalbehandling och medicinsk teknik, Biomedical Electromagnetics

P. Togni

Ceske vysoke uceni technicke v Praze

Reza Shiee

Chalmers, Signals and Systems, Signalbehandling och medicinsk teknik, Biomedical Electromagnetics

Mikael Persson

Chalmers, Signals and Systems, Signalbehandling och medicinsk teknik, Biomedical Electromagnetics

EuCAP 2010 - The 4th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation

Art. nr. 5505231-

Subject Categories

Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering

ISBN

978-847653472-4

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10/8/2017