Publications [#134338] of Paul R Stauffer
- PR Stauffer, PK Sneed, SA Suen, T Satoh, K Matsumoto, JR Fike, TL Phillips, Comparative thermal dosimetry of interstitial microwave and radiofrequency-LCF hyperthermia.,
International journal of hyperthermia : the official journal of European Society for Hyperthermic Oncology, North American Hyperthermia Group, vol. 5 no. 3
pp. 307-18, ISSN 0265-6736
(last updated on 2013/05/16)
Steady-state temperature distributions induced by commercial radiofrequency localized current field (RF-LCF) and microwave (MW) interstitial heating systems were compared in dog thigh muscle in vivo using repeated 15-min heating experiments in the same implant site. Control experiments consisting of up to nine successive, identical heat trials with either modality verified that induced temperature distributions could be duplicated reliably. For all comparative dosimetry experiments a square array of parallel heat sources and thermometry probes was inserted percutaneously through a 5 mm grid Plexiglas template to a depth of 7.0-8.0 cm. Metal trocar electrodes were left at the corners of square arrays for two or three successive RF-LCF heat trials. After the metal trocars were removed, two or three more heat trials were performed using dipole microwave antennas in Teflon catheters at the same four positions. The three-dimensional temperature distributions within the array boundaries were characterized by mapping up to 11 fibre optic temperature probes in 1 cm increments during the steady-state plateau of each trial. The distributions were analysed quantitatively in terms of the percentage of measured points which achieved at least 50 per cent of the maximum array temperature increase above baseline (delta Tmax). Results showed that the RF-LCF technique heated more uniformly with depth along the bare metal electrodes and more consistently within the array boundaries than the microwave dipole antennas. For all array spacings studied (1.0-3.5 cm), the RF electrodes heated approximately 10-20 per cent more of the array volume to greater than 50 per cent of delta Tmax.
Animals • Dogs • Evaluation Studies as Topic • Hot Temperature • Microwaves • Radio Waves* • Thermometers • therapeutic use*