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Infrared Fiber Radiometer For Thermometry In Electromagnetic Induced Therapeutic Healing
Author(s): A. Katzir; F. Bowman; Y. Asfour; A. Zur; C. R. Valeri
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Paper Abstract

Hypothermia is a condition which results from prolonged exposure to a cold environment. Rapid and efficient heating is needed to rewarm the patient from 32-35°C to normal body temperature. Hyperthermia in cancer treatment involves heating malignant tumors to 42.5-43.0°C for an extended period (e.g. 30 min.) in an attempt to obtain remission. Microwave or radio frequency heating is often used for rewarming in hypothermia or for temperature elevation in hyperthermia treatment. One severe problem with such heating is the accurate measurement and control of temperature in the presence of a strong electro-magnetic field. For this purpose we have developed a fiberoptic radiometer system which is based on a non-metallic, infrared fiber probe, which can operate either in contact or in non-contact modes. In preliminary investigations the radiometer worked well in a strong microwave or radiofrequency field, with an accuracy of ±0.5°C.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 June 1988
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0906, Optical Fibers in Medicine III, (21 June 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.945265
Show Author Affiliations
A. Katzir, Boston University School of Medicine (United States)
MIT (United States)
F. Bowman, MIT (United States)
Northeastern University (United States)
Y. Asfour, Northeastern University (United States)
Digital Equipment Corporation (United States)
A. Zur, Tel Aviv University (Israel)
C. R. Valeri, Boston University School of Medicine (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0906:
Optical Fibers in Medicine III
Abraham Katzir, Editor(s)

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