Analytical Modeling of Insulated Dipole Applicators for Interstitial Hyperthermia: a Review
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Microwave hyperthermia appears as an adjuvant technique to heat relatively small tumors in a minimally invasive way. As this technique is based on interstitial antennas, we propose a review of the physical phenomena involved in the radiation of such antennas in a dispersive medium, using the different analytical modeling developed since the 1970\'s. These modeling have been implemented in a freely available software tool, that will allow antenna designers and medical researchers to perform rapid parameter studies to further understand the role of the several parameters involved; this tool will also help the interpretation of results issued from numerical simulations. Simulation results associated with different antenna geometries are presented and compared to results obtained by several authors.
Document typePeer reviewed
SourceRadioengineering. 2007, vol. 16, č. 2, s. 20-27. ISSN 1210-2512
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