A 70 MHz double waveguide set-up for hyperthermia of deep superficial tumors

H. P. Kok, A. Bakker, M. W. Kolff, G. van Tienhoven, M. C. C. M. Hulshof, G. van Stam, J. Crezee

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Abstract

Deep seated superficial tumors cannot be heated adequately with existing hyperthermia systems. This study investigates the use of a new flexible double waveguide design for hyperthermia of these treatment sites. The proposed set-up consists of two opposing rectangular 70 MHz waveguides. The aperture size of the bottom antenna was 20×34cm and three different interchangeable top antennas with aperture size 20×34cm, 15×34cm and 10×34cm were proposed to allow appropriate tumor coverage at any location. Simulations in a homogeneous phantom and a patient anatomy were performed. Phantom results showed that good SAR coverage is possible with all three antenna combinations. Simulation for the patient anatomy confirmed that adequate heating of deep superficial tumors is possible with the proposed design.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEuropean Microwave Week 2016: "Microwaves Everywhere", EuMW 2016 - Conference Proceedings; 46th European Microwave Conference, EuMC 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1219-1222
ISBN (Electronic)9782874870439
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event46th European Microwave Conference, EuMC 2016 - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 4 Oct 20166 Oct 2016

Publication series

NameEuropean Microwave Week 2016: "Microwaves Everywhere", EuMW 2016 - Conference Proceedings; 46th European Microwave Conference, EuMC 2016

Conference

Conference46th European Microwave Conference, EuMC 2016
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period04/10/201606/10/2016

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Kok, H. P., Bakker, A., Kolff, M. W., van Tienhoven, G., Hulshof, M. C. C. M., van Stam, G., & Crezee, J. (2016). A 70 MHz double waveguide set-up for hyperthermia of deep superficial tumors. In European Microwave Week 2016: "Microwaves Everywhere", EuMW 2016 - Conference Proceedings; 46th European Microwave Conference, EuMC 2016 (pp. 1219-1222). (European Microwave Week 2016: "Microwaves Everywhere", EuMW 2016 - Conference Proceedings; 46th European Microwave Conference, EuMC 2016). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/EuMC.2016.7824569