Theoretical and Technical Aspects of the Design of Ultrasonic Hyperthermia Equipment

  • E. G. Lierke
Conference paper
Part of the Recent Results in Cancer Research book series (RECENTCANCER, volume 101)


Parallel to research and development work in other countries (Lele 1983; Hynynen et al. 1982), in 1980 the German Ministry for Research and Technology (BMFT) initiated a research and development on study local hyperthermia with ultrasonics of superficial and deep-located tumors. The two main objectives of the first phase of the study were:
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    Identification and evaluation of the primary physiological and technical parameters essential for optimizing ultrasonic equipment and treatment procedures, including therapeutic risks

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    Construction and assessment of an optimized ultrasonic facility (engineering model) for later clinical application



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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. G. Lierke
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  1. 1.Abteilung für Physikalische Technik und BauelementeBattelle-InstitutFrankfurt/MainGermany

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