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TitleThermal Dosimetry and Treatment Planning [electronic resource] / edited by Michel Gautherie
ImprintBerlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 1990
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Descript XI, 216p. 183 illus. online resource


When in the future improved and more flexible heating equipment becomes available, and when hyperthermia is applied more routinely, computerized simulations of treatments will become commonplace, as they are in radiaยญ tion therapy. For hyperthermia, however, such simulations will be used not only for the traditional role of planning patient treatment, but also for three other applications not needed in radiation therapy - the comparative evaluยญ ation of equipment, feedback control during treatment, and the post-treatยญ ment evaluation of therapy. The present simulations of hyperthermia are crude and simple when compared with what is required for these future apยญ plications, a fact which indicates the nedd for considerable research and deยญ velopment in this area. Indeed, this research is proceeding rapidly within the hyperthermia community, whre three-dimensional power deposition and temperature calculations have just become available for realistic patief\t anatomies. Of equal significance are the even more rapid development in diagnostic imaging for the determination and display of patient anatomy and blood flow rates - information required for the planning of realistic hyperthermia treatment. These simulations will be very valuable tools which can be used to great adยญ vantage when combined with data obtained from treatments of patients


1 Fundamentals of Bioheat Transfer -- 1.1 Introduction -- 1.2 Basic Concepts of Thermodynamics -- 1.3 Modes of Heat Transfer -- 1.4 Heat Transfer to Blood Vessels -- 1.5 System Modeling -- 1.6 Numerical Methods -- 1.7 Properties and Measurements -- Nomenclature -- References -- 2 Calculation of Power Deposition Patterns in Hyperthermia -- 2.1 Introduction -- 2.2 General Considerations -- 2.3 Modeling Progress -- 2.4 Numerical Methods -- References -- 3 Thermal Dosimetry -- 3.1 Introduction -- 3.2 Applications of Basic Heat Transfer Modeling Principles to Hyperthermia -- 3.3 Thermal Dosimetry -- Nomenclature -- References

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