In-Silico Hyperthermia Performance of a Near-Field Patch Antenna at Various Positions on a Human Body Model

TitleIn-Silico Hyperthermia Performance of a Near-Field Patch Antenna at Various Positions on a Human Body Model
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsCurto, S, See, TSP, McEvoy, P, Ammann, MJ, Chen, ZN
Journal TitleIET Microwaves, Antennas & Propagation
Volume5
Issue12
Pagination1408-1415
Journal Date09/2011
ISSN Number1751-8725
Abstract

A compact patch applicator designed to enhance targeted energy coupling at 434 MHz is a key enabler for sensitizing temperature increments in body regions containing superficial tumours. A detailed FDTD body model is used to explore simulated RF coupling and temperature increments for typical clinical conditions. The antenna impedance matching, specific absorption rate and thermal distribution parameters are evaluated to identify applied performance outcomes. The analysis reveals physiological-RF coupling patterns for an optimised closely-coupled single element applicator.

URLhttp://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/articleDetails.jsp?tp=&arnumber=6036215
DOI10.1049/iet-map.2010.0611
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