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A methodology to analyze treatment zone geometry and variability of percutaneous thermal ablation
Author(s): Krishna N. Keshava; Benjamin B. Kimia; Madeleine Cook; Damian E. Dupuy; Scott A. Collins; Derek Merck
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Paper Abstract

A major challenge for image guided tumor ablation is the high treatment variability due to heterogeneous tissue characteristics and thermal sinks. In this work, we present a methodology to analyze the geometry of the treatment zones and treatment zone variability. Our first contribution is an applicator centric co-ordinate system which enables us to compare treatment zones and vendor specifications across patients. Our second contribution is the analysis of the shape of the ablation zone using applicator centric longitudinal 2D cross sections. We present initial results of applying this methodology to analyze the geometry and variability in synthetic examples like ellipsoid, sphere and real microwave ablation zones in lung and liver.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 March 2015
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 9326, Energy-based Treatment of Tissue and Assessment VIII, 93260Y (11 March 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2082834
Show Author Affiliations
Krishna N. Keshava, Brown Univ. (United States)
Benjamin B. Kimia, Brown Univ. (United States)
Madeleine Cook, Rhode Island Hospital (United States)
Damian E. Dupuy, Rhode Island Hospital (United States)
Scott A. Collins, Rhode Island Hospital (United States)
Derek Merck, Rhode Island Hospital (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9326:
Energy-based Treatment of Tissue and Assessment VIII
Thomas P. Ryan, Editor(s)

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