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Optical fiber fluorescent thermometry for electromagnetically induced heating in medicine treatment
Author(s): Danping Jia; Limin Zhao; Shuping Cui; YinWen Lin
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Paper Abstract

Heating induced by electromagnetic field, such as radio-frequency (RF) and microwave is often used in medical application. MW or RF heating is used in hypothermia and hyperthermia treatments. Hypothermia is a clinical condition in which the internal body temperature is lowered below 35 C . RF heating (at 13.56 MHz or 27. 13MHz) offers a fast, efficient and non-invasive method. Hyperthermia in cancer treatment involves heating ofmalignant tumors to 42.5-43CC for a extended period in an attempt to obtain remission. MW(at 2450MHz) is potentially a useful method for heating deep localized tumors. A serious problem with this heating modality involves the accuracy ofmonitoring and controlling the tissue temperature in the presence of a strong EM field. Conventional thermal sensors such as thermocouples and thermistors are all based on a metallic active element which cannot function in a strong EM field environment. Optical fiber fluorescent thermometry is a better technique to show this problem. In this paper we quantify the factors determining the performance ofthis method, some practical considerations also be described

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 September 2002
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 4916, Optics in Health Care and Biomedical Optics: Diagnostics and Treatment, (12 September 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.482936
Show Author Affiliations
Danping Jia, Shenyang Univ. of Technology (China)
Limin Zhao, Shenyang Univ. of Technology (China)
Shuping Cui, Shenyang Univ. of Technology (China)
YinWen Lin, Shenyang Univ. of Technology (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4916:
Optics in Health Care and Biomedical Optics: Diagnostics and Treatment
Britton Chance; Mingzhe Chen; Gilwon Yoon, Editor(s)

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