Heating of a Rhabdomyosarcoma of the Rat by 2450 MHz Microwaves: Technical Aspects and Temperature Distributions

  • F. Zywietz
  • R. Knöchel
  • J. Kordts
Part of the Recent Results in Cancer Research book series (RECENTCANCER, volume 101)


A variety of radiobiological and clinical results have clearly established the therapeutic potential of hyperthermia in cancer treatment, either alone or in combination with other modes of treatment such as ionizing radiation or chemotherapy cf. reviews (Bicher and Bruley 1982; Christensen and Durney 1981; Dewey and Freeman 1980; Field and Bleehen 1979; Gauthérie and Albert 1982; Hahn 1982; Jain and Gullino 1980; Oleson and Dewhirst 1983; Storm 1983) and recent symposia (Dethlefsen 1982; Field and Streffer 1982; Hill 1982; Milder 1979; Overgaard 1984; Streffer and van Beuningen 1963). Several methods are presently being investigated for heat production; however, for localized hyperthermia treatment radiowaves, microwaves, and ultrasound are widely used. (Cheung 1982; Guy and Chen 1983; Hand and ter Haar 1981; Hunt 1982). These methods have the advantage of being noninvasive to the tumor, except temperature monitoring and interstitial techniques.


Microwave Heating Temperature Reading Heating Pulse Local Hyperthermia Tumor Temperature 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Zywietz
    • 1
  • R. Knöchel
    • 1
  • J. Kordts
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Biophysik und StrahlenbiologieUniversitäts-Krankenhaus EppendorfHamburg 20Germany

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