In the last two decades radiofrequency ablation (RFA) has been considered a promising medical procedure for the treatment of primary and secondary malignancies. However, the needle-based electrodes so far developed for this kind of treatment are not suitable for the thermal ablation of tumors located in hollow organs like esophagus, colon or bile duct. In this work a tubular electrode solution is presented. Numerical and experimental analyses were performed to characterize the volume of the lesion induced. Results show that this kind of electrode is a feasible solution and numerical simulation might provide a tool for planning RFA procedure with some accuracy.
|Journal||World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology|
|Publication status||Published - Nov 2010|
Antunes, C. L., Almeida, T. R., Raposeiro, N., Gonçalves, B., Almeida, P., & Antunes, A. (2010). A Tubular Electrode for Radiofrequency Ablation Therapy. World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, 517-523. http://www.waset.org/publications/5597