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Physics of Thermal Therapy

Fundamentals and Clinical Applications, 1st Edition

Edited by Eduardo Moros

CRC Press

375 pages

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The field of thermal therapy has been growing tenaciously in the last few decades. The application of heat to living tissues, from mild hyperthermia to high-temperature thermal ablation, has produced a host of well-documented genetic, cellular, and physiological responses that are being researched intensely for medical applications, particularly fo

Table of Contents

Foundations of Thermal Therapy Physics: Fundamentals of Bioheat Transfer. Thermal Dose Models: Irreversible Alterations in Tissues. Practical Clinical Thermometry. Physics of Electromagnetic Energy Sources. The Physics of Ultrasound Energy Sources. Numerical Modeling for Simulation and Treatment Planning of Thermal Therapy: Ultrasound. Numerical Modeling for Simulation and Treatment Planning of Thermal Therapy. Clinical Thermal Therapy Systems: External Electromagnetic Methods and Devices. Interstitial Electromagnetic Devices for Thermal Ablation. Clinical External Ultrasonic Treatment Devices. Endocavity and Catheter-Based Ultrasound Devices. Physical Aspects of Emerging Technology for Thermal Therapy: Evolving Tools for Navigated Image-Guided Thermal Cancer Therapy. Temperature Imaging Using Ultrasound. Focused Ultrasound Applications for Brain Cancer. Extracorporeal Ultrasound-Guided High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound Ablation for Cancer Patients. Using Hyperthermia to Augment Drug Delivery. Magnetic Nanoparticles for Cancer Therapy. Application of Gold Nanoparticles in Laser Thermal Therapy. Thermochemical Ablation.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MED009000
MEDICAL / Biotechnology
MED062000
MEDICAL / Oncology
SCI055000
SCIENCE / Physics