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Classical techniques based on bone imaging allow visual examination or provide quantitative parameters like bone mineral density, which is a mass per unit of surface. Unfortunately, these techniques are generally expensive. A new method of bone characterization that uses ultrasound techniques is presented in this article. This method is able to evaluate(More)
Forty chronic venous leg ulcers were treated, before split skin grafting, with human amnion prepared in one of the four following ways: tissue-culture-maintained, frozen, fresh or lyophilised. Although there was no significant statistical difference in the results obtained with the different preparations of amnion, we found that lyophilised amnion was at(More)
New data are presented on charged particle pseudorapidity distributions for inelastic events produced at c.m. energies ]//s=200 and 900 GeV. The data were obtained at the CERN antiproton-proton Collider operated in a new pulsed mode. The rise of the central density p(0) at energies up to ]fs = 900 GeV has been studied. A new form of central region scaling(More)
Microwave radiometry, used routinely since 1984 for non-invasive temperature measurements during hyperthermia sessions for superficial tumours treatment has proven its efficiency for temperature control. From radiometric temperature measurements in two frequency ranges (around 1 and 3 GHz) and superficial (or cutaneous) temperature measurements achieved(More)
From October 1989 to October 1991, 16 patients (17 tumours) with locally advanced carcinomas of the oral tongue and eight patients with second carcinomas of the base of tongue in previously irradiated areas, have been treated by means of an interstitial hyperthermia-brachytherapy combination in a phase II clinical trial. Each miniature microwave antenna of(More)
Microwave radiometry has been used during the last few years in some clinical centres (Lille, Freiburg, Strasbourg, Brussels) for the non-invasive control of temperature during microwave hyperthermia. The principal objective of this paper is to present an atraumatic thermal dosimetry system based on numerical simulations of hyperthermia and radiometric(More)
In order to heat the whole volume of a tumour by microwave interstitial hyperthermia it is necessary to use an antenna array. The antenna modelization and the numerical solution of the bidimensional bioheat transfer equation allow determination of temperature evolution during a heating session. The calculations are taken for four antennas fed in phase and(More)
Microwave interstitial hyperthermia now plays an increasing part in the various hyperthermia techniques used in cancer treatment. This paper will present the design, construction and theoretical as well as experimental study of miniature coaxial antennas designed to heat tumours of various volumes and sizes. Monitoring temperature using multifrequency(More)
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