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[Measures of specific absorption rate (SAR) in microwave hyperthermic oncology and the influence of the dynamic bolus on clinical practice].

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Type
Published Article
Journal
La Radiologia medica
Publication Date
Volume
102
Issue
3
Pages
159–167
Identifiers
PMID: 11677459
Source
Medline

Abstract

To disregard the heat losses due to a circulating bolus in MW applicator characterization can severely affect the SAR estimation. This may have serious consequences on clinical applications, since the temperature in the heated lesion can be lower than expected, and the clinical effectiveness of the therapeutical session can be therefore severely reduced. Since at the moment inexpensive and accurate non-invasive temperature monitoring systems are not available, a sound knowledge of the PD of the MW applicator is of primary importance for clinical applications and for a treatment plan allowing to deliver customized treatment to each patient.

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