JaLCDOI 10.18926/AMO/48265
FullText URL 66_2_155.pdf.pdf
Author Moriyama, Masahiro| Kawaguchi, Atsuya| Yokokawa, Masaki| Ikeda, Shin| Kitagaki, Hajime| Uchida, Nobue|
Abstract A new hemispherical electrode to heat oral cavity cancer is proposed. The electrode does not produce a hot spot around its edge, a feature that usually arises when using radio frequency (RF) capacitive-type heating. The hemispherical electrode was designed by computer simulation using a 3-D finite element method. To assess its practicality and effectiveness, we built a prototype hemispherical electrode and evaluated its heating characteristics by phantom experiments. The heating effects on the phantom were measured by thermography. The concave phantom surface in contact with the hemispherical electrode showed a uniform increase in temperature, with no obvious edge effect. The proposed electrode allows non-invasive RF capacitive-type heating for intracavity tumors that was not previously considered possible, and should contribute to the multidisciplinary treatment of intracavity tumors.
Keywords radiofrequency heating capacitive-type heating electrode edge effect hemispherical electrode
Amo Type Original Article
Published Date 2012-04
Publication Title Acta Medica Okayama
Volume volume66
Issue issue2
Publisher Okayama University Medical School
Start Page 155
End Page 162
ISSN 0386-300X
NCID AA00508441
Content Type Journal Article
language 英語
Copyright Holders CopyrightⒸ 2012 by Okayama University Medical School
File Version publisher
Refereed True
PubMed ID 22525473
Web of Sience KeyUT 000303175300008