Recent Progress of Electromagnetic Techniques in Hyperthermia Treatment

Makoto KIKUCHI  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E78-B   No.6   pp.799-808
Publication Date: 1995/06/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: INVITED PAPER (Special Issue on Medical Applications of Electromagnetic Techniques)
electromagnetic heating,  hyperthermia,  cancer treatment,  

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In the early stage of hyperthermia, a large number of engineering efforts have been done in the development or the improvement of the heating and temperature measuring techniques. However, they were not always satisfactory clinically. Thus, even in this moment, various engineering researches as well as the electromagnetic techniques for hyperthermia should be build up rapidly. This paper describes some of the highlights of developed or ongoing electromagnetic heating techniques in hyperthermia and identities a trend of emerging electromagnetic heating. Furthermore, the author emphasizes that few medical engineering efforts have been done in the boundary field between pure physics and clinics, and the proper way to develop the hyperthermia equipment is the best use of successes in the three essential regions: Physics, Biology and Clinics.