Interstitial Hyperthermia

  • James R. Oleson
Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)


A variety of techniques has been investigated for producing elevated temperatures in the whole body, in large body regions or in localized areas. Localized hyperthermia can be produced either with external energy sources in the case of superficial tumors, or with interstitial energy sources in a variety of sites. In this chapter we will only consider the technical and clinical aspects of interstitial approaches.


Power Deposition Partial Response Rate Hyperthermia Treatment Localize Hyperthermia Lithium Iron Phosphate 
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Thermal Enchancement Ratio


Therapeutic Gain Factor




Localized Current Field


Complete Response Rate


Partial Response Rate


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Authors and Affiliations

  • James R. Oleson
    • 1
  1. 1.Duke University Medical CenterDurhamUSA

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