Francesca Rossetto

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The dielectric properties of human liver were characterized over the frequency range of 0.3-3 GHz for freshly excised tissue samples of primary hepatocellular carcinoma, metastatic colorectal carcinoma, and normal liver tissues resected from the tumour margin. On average, the dielectric constant (epsilon(r)) of freshly excised human liver tumour was 12%(More)
PURPOSE This article summarises the evolution of microwave array applicators for heating large area chest wall disease as an adjuvant to external beam radiation, systemic chemotherapy, and potentially simultaneous brachytherapy. METHODS Current devices used for thermotherapy of chest wall recurrence are reviewed. The largest conformal array applicator to(More)
The finite difference time domain (FDTD) method has been used to calculate electromagnetic radiation patterns from 915-MHz dual concentric conductor (DCC) microwave antennas that are constructed from thin and flexible printed circuit board (PCB) materials. Radiated field distributions are calculated in homogeneous lossy muscle tissue loads located under(More)
Six aperture array dual concentric conductor (DCO) microwave hyperthermia applicators were studied using theoretical models to characterize power deposition (SAR) and steady state temperature distributions in perfused tissue. SAR patterns were calculated using the finite difference time domain (FDTD) numerical method, and were used as input to a finite(More)
This study examines the effect of various thickness water bolus coupling layers on the SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) patterns from Dual Concentric Conductor (DCC) based Conformal Microwave Array (CMA) superficial hyperthermia applicators. Previous theory has suggested that water bolus coupling layers can be considered as a dielectric resonator; therefore,(More)
Radiation patterns of 2 and 4cm square Dual Concentric Conductor (DCC) microstrip antennas were studied theoretically with Finite Difference Time Domain (FDTD) analysis and compared with experimental measurements of power deposition (SAR) in layered lossy dielectric loads. Single and array configurations were investigated with 915 MHz excitation applied(More)
Radiation patterns from multi-aperture arrays of Dual Concentric Conductor (DCC) applicators for superficial microwave hyperthermia were calculated numerically using the Finite Difference Time Domain (FDTD) method at an operating frequency of 433 MHz. Different aperture sizes were studied from 3.5-7 cm square in six-element array configurations which may be(More)
Power deposition [specific absorption rate (SAR)] distributions from a two-element array configuration of 4-cm-square 915-MHz dual concentric conductor (DCC) microwave antennas were characterized theoretically for several clinically realistic complex bolus-tissue load models using the finite difference time domain (FDTD) numerical method. The purpose of(More)
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