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A commercial diagnostic ultrasound scanner (Octoson) was modified for performing hyperthermia treatments. The temperature elevations were induced in tissues by four large, focused ultrasonic transducers whose common focal zone was scanned along a computer controlled path as determined from B-scan images. The system is described and the results of(More)
Between November 1986 and July, 1987, a preliminary study to determine the feasibility of scanned focussed ultrasound for clinical hyperthermia at various sites was conducted. Fourteen patient (17 tumors) have been treated using a microprocessor-controlled apparatus developed at the University of Arizona by modifying a commercially available diagnostic(More)
Seventeen patients have been given regional hyperthermia treatments using the Center for Devices and Radiologic Health (CDRH) Helix, a resonant helical coil unit. Most of these patients had large, clinically advanced tumors, whose mean volume exceeded 1000 cc. Mean maximum, minimum, and average temperatures were 40.6, 38.6, and 39.6 degrees C, respectively,(More)
Selective heating of irregularly shaped tumors at depth can now be accomplished through focussing and controlled scanning of energy deposition patterns by ultrasound. A scanned focussed ultrasound (SFUS) hyperthermia system developed at the University of Arizona has been used to deliver 220 treatments to 87 tumors in 71 patients with extracranial(More)
The patterns of changes in tumour temperatures were studied at selected times throughout 104 hyperthermia sessions. Temperature change patterns were analysed in the context of the known patterns of change of the applied power. First, of 69 extracranial treatments analysed, 74% indicated relatively flat temperatures at constant applied power during a major(More)
In this study a scanned focused ultrasound (SFUS) system was used to heat 66 tumours at various anatomical locations in 52 patients. A total of 160 treatments were given. On average, temperatures were measured in 14 or 15 locations in the scanned volume. The time-averaged temperatures over the 30 min treatment period in the best treatment of each tumour(More)
—We have successfully applied user modeling in a networking project. The goal of the project was to develop the network services to enable efficient and transparent distribution of content in mobile ad-hoc network (MANET) environments often deployed in emergency and tactical situations. How to get the relevant content to the right user quickly, in the midst(More)
The Helix is an electromagnetic heating device used to induce regional/systemic hyperthermia for cancer therapy. It is a resonant device operating at about 82 MHz with an aperture size of 60 cm x 40 cm (elliptical) x 40 cm long. The Helix deposits power in tissues (or phantoms) by producing a predominantly axial electric field within its radiating aperture.(More)
The performance of several different types of multisensor thermocouple probes have been tested to determine the feasibility of each type for use in the hyperthermia clinic. All of the probes tested were manufactured in-house, and a detailed description of the construction process will be presented. The overall performance of the probes in terms of(More)
A commercial diagnostic ultrasound scanner (Octoson) was modified for performing hyperthermia treatments. The temperature elevations were induced in tissues by four large, focused ultrasonic transducers whose common focal zone was scanned along a computer controlled path as determined from B-scan images. The system is described and the results of(More)