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Computer controlled microwave system for clinical hyperthermia

Nilsson, Per LU and Persson, B (1985) In Physics in Medicine and Biology 30(4). p.283-292
Abstract
A hyperthermia system which has been developed for clinical use is described. Different direct-contact applicators working at the ISM microwave frequency of 915 MHz are used for inducing heat in superficial tumours to a depth of about 3 cm. The system is a further development of an earlier prototype which worked at 2450 MHz. The microwave generator is controlled by a microcomputer governed by temperature measurements with thermistor probes inserted into the tissue. To minimise the influence of the interaction between the microwaves and the temperature probes, a pulsed irradiation technique is used. Up to July 1984, 80 superficial tumours had been treated with radiotherapy combined with local hyperthermia applied using this system.
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Physics in Medicine and Biology
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283 - 292
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1361-6560
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10.1088/0031-9155/30/4/001
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English
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  author       = {Nilsson, Per and Persson, B},
  issn         = {1361-6560},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {4},
  pages        = {283--292},
  publisher    = {IOP Publishing},
  series       = {Physics in Medicine and Biology},
  title        = {Computer controlled microwave system for clinical hyperthermia},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0031-9155/30/4/001},
  volume       = {30},
  year         = {1985},
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