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This paper investigates the effects of the three-dimensional arrangement of antennae and frequency on temperature distributions that can be achieved in regional hyperthermia using an electromagnetic phased array. It compares the results of power-based and temperature-based optimization. Thus, one is able to explain the discrepancies between previous studies(More)
In this paper we examine the SIGMA-Eye hyperthermia applicator (BSD Medical Corp., Salt Lake City, Utah 84119) with respect to the control of electric field distributions. This applicator is equipped with 12 pairs of antennas fed by 12 amplifiers, allowing the individual adjustment of phase and power for each of them. Measurements were conducted using(More)
We describe an optimization process specially designed for regional hyperthermia of deep-seated tumors in order to achieve desired steady-state temperature distributions. A nonlinear three-dimensional heat transfer model based on temperature-dependent blood perfusion is applied to predict the temperature. Using linearly implicit methods in time and adaptive(More)
PURPOSE A prototype of the hyperthermia treatment planning system (HTPS) HyperPlan for the SIGMA-60 applicator (BSD Medical Corp., Salt Lake City, Utah, USA) has been evaluated with respect to clinical practicability and correctness. MATERIALS AND METHODS HyperPlan modules extract tissue boundaries from computed tomography (CT) images to generate regular(More)
OBJECTIVES In multiantenna applicators such as the SIGMA-60 or SIGMA-Eye, which consist of 4 or 12 pairs of antennas shunt to 4 or 12 amplifiers ("antenna couplets"), phases and amplitudes in the feed points of these antennas under certain conditions can significantly differ from the values selected at the multichannel amplifier (forward parameters), mainly(More)
In order to assess thermal response to RF exposure during MR procedures at the tissue level, simple analytical solutions to the non-stationary Pennes' bio-heat equation were obtained using the Green's function approach. Two thermal models appropriate for partial-body exposure were analyzed: In the first model, the temperature field at the periphery of an(More)
This paper presents an automatic approach for segmentation of the liver from computer tomography (CT) images based on a 3D statistical shape model. Segmentation of the liver is an important prerequisite in liver surgery planning. One of the major challenges in building a 3D shape model from a training set of segmented instances of an object is the(More)
Temperature/time curves and corresponding CT scans of > 200 regional heat treatments with the hyperthermia system BSD-2000 in 43 patients have been analysed. In vivo variables and treatment parameters such as local specific absorption rate SAR, local relative SAR parallel SAR parallel, total power P, local cooling coefficients wb, and local steady-state(More)
Statistical models of shape are a promising approach for robust and automatic segmentation of medical image data. This work describes the construction of a statistical shape model of the pelvic bone. An interactive approach is proposed for solving the correspondence problem which is able to handle shapes of arbitrary topology, suitable for the genus 3(More)