A computational study using time reversal focusing for hyperthermia treatment planning
Journal article, 2017

In hyperthermia treatment planning (HTP) the goal is to find the amplitudes and phases of antennas in the applicator to efficiently heat the tumor. To do this prior information regarding tumor characteristics such as the size, position and geometry, in addition to an exact model of the hyperthermia applicator is needed. Based on this information, the optimal frequency of operation can be determined. In this paper the optimum frequency for hyperthermia treatment based on the tumor and applicator characteristics, using time reversal as the focusing technique, is studied. As prior information, we consider tumor size and position, the number of the antennas in the applicator and the frequency characteristics. The obtained optimal frequency range is found using hyperthermia quality indicator values calculated from simulations. We also determine the optimum position of the virtual source in the initial step of the time reversal method to increase the quality of the treatment.

Author

Pegah Takook

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

Hana Dobsicek Trefna

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

Xuezhi Zeng

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

Andreas Fhager

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

Mikael Persson

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

Progress in Electromagnetics Research B

1937-6472 (ISSN)

Vol. 73 1 117-130

Areas of Advance

Information and Communication Technology

Life Science Engineering (2010-2018)

Subject Categories

Medical Laboratory and Measurements Technologies

Signal Processing

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Created

10/8/2017