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A microwave heating technique for the hyperthermic treatment of tumours in the eye, especially retinoblastoma.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7178233     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A special microwave stripline applicator (2450 MHz) has been designed for the hyperthermic treatment of eye tumours, especially retinoblastoma. The measured microwave absorbed power distribution was put into a thermal finite difference computer model of the human and rabbit eye to calculate the resulting temperature distributions. The temperature distributions have been experimentally verified on rabbit eyes, and satisfactory temperature distributions can be obtained. The anterior part as well as the posterior part of the eye can be heated uniformly to temperatures in the range of 37-44 degrees C. The complete hyperthermia system is described.
J J Lagendijk
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Physics in medicine and biology     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0031-9155     ISO Abbreviation:  Phys Med Biol     Publication Date:  1982 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-02-14     Completed Date:  1983-02-14     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401220     Medline TA:  Phys Med Biol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1313-24     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Diathermy / instrumentation*
Eye Neoplasms / therapy*
Retinoblastoma / therapy*

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