Interaction of RF-Hyperthermia Applicator with High Fidelity Human Body Model

TitleInteraction of RF-Hyperthermia Applicator with High Fidelity Human Body Model
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsCurto, S, See, TSP, Chen, ZN, McEvoy, P, Ammann, MJ
Conference NameIEEE AP-S International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation
PaginationSession IF417, Paper 6
Conference Start Date05/07/2008
PublisherInstitute of Electronic & Electrical Engineers
Conference LocationSan Diego, CA, USA

A compact patch antenna working at the 434 MHz ISM frequency band is proposed as an RF-Hyperthermia applicator. The electromagnetic interaction in terms of S11, SAR and E-Field distribution of the antenna with a High Fidelity human body model is investigated. This analysis provides useful information for engineers and clinical staff to develop more efficient and smaller antennas for medical applications, in particular for RF-Hyperthermia cancer therapy, where the size of the antenna determines tumor accessibility.


Irish Research Council for Science, Engineering and Technology,
CTVR - The Telecommunications Research Centre,
Science Foundation Ireland

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