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Ultrasound Based Methods for Monitoring of Thermal Therapies

  • Stefan Siebers
  • Ulrich Scheipers
  • Christoph Welp
  • Jürgen Werner
  • Helmut Ermert
Conference paper
Part of the Acoustical Imaging book series (ACIM, volume 27)

Abstract

Thermal therapy has been established as a non- or minimally invasive approach for the treatment of tumors alternative to surgical resection. Techniques used for thermal treatment include RF, laser, therapeutic ultrasound and microwaves. During a thermal therapy tissue is heated locally up to above 60° C. Cancerous tissue can thus be destroyed by coagulation.

Keywords

Coagulation Process Diagnostic Ultrasound Thermal Therapy Therapeutic Ultrasound Coagulation Zone 
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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Stefan Siebers
    • 1
  • Ulrich Scheipers
    • 1
  • Christoph Welp
    • 2
  • Jürgen Werner
    • 2
  • Helmut Ermert
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of High Frequency EngineeringRuhr-University BochumBochumGermany
  2. 2.Institute of Biomedical EngineeringRuhr-University BochumBochumGermany

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