A 500-kHz localized current field hyperthermia system for use with ophthalmic plaque radiotherapy.

@article{Astrahan1987A5L,
  title={A 500-kHz localized current field hyperthermia system for use with ophthalmic plaque radiotherapy.},
  author={Melvin A. Astrahan and Peter E. Liggett and Zbigniew Petrovich and Gary Luxton},
  journal={International journal of hyperthermia : the official journal of European Society for Hyperthermic Oncology, North American Hyperthermia Group},
  year={1987},
  volume={3 5},
  pages={423-32}
}
Ophthalmic plaque radiotherapy has been demonstrated to be a useful alternative to enucleation in the treatment of small choroidal melanomas. The prognosis for tumours larger than 8 mm in height, however, continues to be poor. Treatment complications limit the radiation dose which may be delivered to these larger tumours. Hyperthermia has been shown to… CONTINUE READING