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ISSN: 2379-1748

PARAMETRIC SIMULATED STUDY OF HIGH INTENSITY FOCUSED ULTRASOUND (HIFU) FOR TREATMENT OF CANCER

Laura de los Ríos
Faculty of Engineering, Bioengineering, University of Santiago de Cali, Street 5 N 62-00, Cali, Colombia

Leonardo A. Bermeo Varon
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro PEM/COPPE-UFRJ, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, 21941-972, Brazil University of Santiago de Cali, School of Engineering, street 5 N 62-00, Cali, Colombia

Wagner Coelho de Albuquerque Pereira
Biomedical Engineering Program, COPPE/Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, 21941-914, Brazil

DOI: 10.1615/TFEC2018.bio.021734
pages 1131-1134


KEY WORDS: High Intensity Focused Ultrasound, Cancer, Therapy

Abstract

High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) is an acoustic therapy that is having a great progress in clinical applications, especially applied in cancer treatment. Focused ultrasound may be used to generate highly localized heating to destroy tumors of bone, brain, breast, liver, pancreas, rectum, kidney, testes and prostate. In some cases without anesthesia and on an outpatient basis. This therapy requires the knowledge of several physical properties, which are not widely known, as well as other input parameters such as frequency and intensity. Those are important for a successful treatment. In this paper, a parametric simulated study is presented to determine the suitable intervals of hyperthermia for optimal performance in treatment of cancer made with high intensity focused ultrasound.

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