Ultrasound Based Methods for Monitoring of Thermal Therapies
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.
KeywordsCoagulation Process Diagnostic Ultrasound Thermal Therapy Therapeutic Ultrasound Coagulation Zone
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