Accession Number:

ADA591452

Title:

A Numerical Study on Microwave Coagulation Therapy

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA DEPT OF APPLIED MATHEMATICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2013-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

Microwave coagulation therapy is a clinical technique for treating hepatocellular carcinoma small size liver tumor. Through extensive numerical simulations, we reveal the mathematical relationships between some critical parameters in the therapy, including input power, frequency, temperature, and regions of impact. It is shown that these relationships can be approximated using simple polynomial functions. Compared to solutions of partial differential equations, these functions are significantly easier to compute and simpler to analyze for engineering design and clinical applications.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Numerical Mathematics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE