Direct use of CT scans for hyperthermia treatment planning

  title={Direct use of CT scans for hyperthermia treatment planning},
  author={B James and D M Sullivan},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering},
In the field of deep regional hyperthermia cancer therapy, patient-specific, three-dimensional computer modeling for treatment planning in the BSD-2000 hyperthermia system is addressed. Two persistent problems have been the large amount of time needed to create the patient model from a computed tomography (CT) scan (one and a half days), and the lack of a way to view the large amounts of data that comprise the output of a treatment plan, i.e. the specific absorption rate (SAR) at 20000 to 30000… CONTINUE READING