Radiofrequency tumor ablation: Insight into improved efficacy using computer modeling

Zhengjun Liu, S. Melvyn Lobo, Stanley Humphries, Clare Horkan, Stephanie A. Solazzo, Andrew U. Hines-Peralta, Robert E. Lenkinski, S. Nahum Goldberg

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE. To use computer modeling of the Bio-Heat equation to demonstrate factors influencing RF ablation tissue heating. CONCLUSION. Computer modeling demonstrates the importance of energy deposition, tumor and background tissue electrical and thermal conductivity, and perfusion on RF ablation outcomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1347-1352
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Volume184
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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    Liu, Z., Lobo, S. M., Humphries, S., Horkan, C., Solazzo, S. A., Hines-Peralta, A. U., Lenkinski, R. E., & Goldberg, S. N. (2005). Radiofrequency tumor ablation: Insight into improved efficacy using computer modeling. American Journal of Roentgenology, 184(4), 1347-1352. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijmachtools.2005.01.012