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Electromagnetic methods for thermal therapy monitoring and assessment

Paper Abstract

The desire for noninvasive monitoring of thermal therapy is readily apparent given its intent to be a minimally-invasive form of treatment. Electromagnetic properties of tissue vary with temperature; hence, the opportunity exists to exploit these variations as a means of following thermally-based therapeutic interventions. The review describes progress in electrical impedance tomography and active microwave imaging towards the realization of noninvasive temperature estimation. Examples are drawn from the author's experiences with these technologies in order to illustrate the principles and practices associated with electromagnetic imaging in the therapy monitoring context.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 January 2000
PDF: 32 pages
Proc. SPIE 10297, Matching the Energy Source to the Clinical Need: A Critical Review, 102970J (24 January 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.375220
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Keith D. Paulsen, Dartmouth College (United States)
Alex Hartov, Dartmouth College (United States)
Paul M. Meaney, Dartmouth College (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10297:
Matching the Energy Source to the Clinical Need: A Critical Review
Thomas P. Ryan, Editor(s)

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