A coaxial-slot antenna for invasive microwave hyperthermia therapy


When the technique of invasive microwave hyperthermia is applied to cancer treating, the distribution of microwave thermal field and the effect of the therapy are determined by the type of microwave radiative antenna. The thermal field of biological tissue produced by microwave radiative antenna is investigated in this paper. The distribution of thermal field and specific absorption rate (SAR) of invasive coaxial-slot antenna in the frequency of 2450 MHz are obtained by the technique of finite element analysis. According to the experiment of heating the ex vivo pork liver by this kind of antenna, the result concordant with the theory is obtained. Therefore, it is suggested that this research could be a reference for clinical therapy and operation scheme.

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Jiao, T. , Wang, H. , Zhang, Y. , Yu, X. , Xue, H. , Lv, H. , Jing, X. , Zhan, H. and Wang, J. (2012) A coaxial-slot antenna for invasive microwave hyperthermia therapy. Journal of Biomedical Science and Engineering, 5, 198-202. doi: 10.4236/jbise.2012.54026.

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