J F van der Koijk

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We have developed a thermal model in which blood vessels are described as geometrical objects, 3D curves with associated diameters. Here the behaviour of the model is examined for low resolutions compared with the vessel diameter and for strongly curved vessels. The tests include a single straight vessel and vessels describing the path of a helix embedded(More)
In hyperthermia treatment planning vessels with a diameter larger than 0.5 mm must be treated individually. Such vessels can be described as 3D curves with associated diameters. The temperature profile along the vessel is discretized one dimensionally. Separately the tissue is discretized three dimensionally on a regular grid of voxels. The vessel as well(More)
The quality of temperature distributions that can be generated with the multi-electrode current source (MECS) interstitial hyperthermia system, which allows 3D control of the spatial SAR distribution, has been investigated. For the investigations, computer models of idealized anatomies were used. These anatomical models did not contain discrete vessels.(More)
Multi electrode current source interstitial hyperthermia (MECS-IHT) employs individually controlled, 27 MHz radiofrequency electrodes inserted into plastic brachytherapy catheters. In order to get a firm understanding of the physical behaviour of the electrodes and to verify the current source approximation in our hyperthermia treatment planning system we(More)
A three-dimensional (3-D) model is presented for the calculation of the specific absorption rate (SAR) in human tissue during current source interstitial hyperthermia. The model is capable of millimeter resolution and can cope with irregular implants in heterogeneous tissue. The SAR distribution is calculated from the electrical potential. The potential(More)
PURPOSE The 27 MHz Multi Electrode Current Source (MECS) interstitial hyperthermia system uses probes consisting of multiple independent electrodes, 10-20 mm long, to steer the 3-D power deposition. Seven point thermocouples integrated into the probes provide matching 3-D temperature feedback data. To improve spatial steering the number of independent(More)
The quality of temperature distributions that can be generated with the Multi Electrode Current Source (MECS) interstitial hyperthermia (IHT) system, which allows 3D control of the temperature distribution, has been investigated. For the investigations, computer models of idealised anatomies containing discrete vessels, were used. A 7-catheter hexagonal(More)
The 27 MHz Multi Electrode Current Source (MECS) interstitial hyperthermia system uses segmented electrodes, 10-20 mm long, to steer the 3D power deposition. This power control at a scale of 1-2 cm requires detailed and accurate temperature feedback data. To this end seven-point thermocouples are integrated into the probes. The aim of this work was to(More)
The multi-electrode current source (MECS) interstitial hyperthermia system which is used for treatment of cancer, employs segmented electrodes inserted in plastic tubes implanted in the treatment volume. The mean power deposition of the individual electrodes is controlled by varying the duty cycle of the RF signal applied to the electrodes, using(More)
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