Thermal Dosimetry and Treatment Planning

Thermal Dosimetry and Treatment Planning

by Michel Gautherie (Editor)

Paperback(Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1990)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783642487149
Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date: 04/14/2012
Series: Clinical Thermology
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1990
Pages: 216
Product dimensions: 8.27(w) x 10.98(h) x 0.02(d)

Table of Contents

1 Fundamentals of Bioheat Transfer.- 1.1 Introduction.- 1.2 Basic Concepts of Thermodynamics.- 1.3 Modes of Heat Transfer.- 1.3.1 Introduction.- 1.3.2 Conduction.- 1.3.3 Convection.- 1.3.4 Radiation.- 1.3.5 Two-Phase (Solid/Liquid) Boundaries.- 1.3.6 Concluding Remarks.- 1.4 Heat Transfer to Blood Vessels.- 1.4.1 Introduction.- 1.4.2 Heat Transfer from Blood Flowing in a Vessel.- 1.4.3 Heat Transfer Between Parallel Blood Vessels.- 1.4.4 Heat Transfer from a Blood Vessel near the Skin Surface.- 1.4.5 Concluding Remarks.- 1.5 System Modeling.- 1.5.1 Introduction.- 1.5.2 Lumped Element Models.- 1.5.3 Estimation of the Maximum Surface Temperature of a Material for Thermal Safety.- 1.5.4 Thermal Models of the Tissue Perfused by Blood.- 1.5.5 Whole Body Models.- 1.6 Numerical Methods.- 1.6.1 Introduction.- 1.6.2 Finite Difference Method.- 1.6.3 Finite Element Method.- 1.6.4 Approximate Finite Element Methods.- 1.6.5 Concluding Remarks.- 1.7 Properties and Measurements.- 1.7.1 Introduction.- 1.7.2 Temperature.- 1.7.3 Thermophysical Properties.- 1.7.4 Blood Perfusion.- Nomenclature.- References.- 2 Calculation of Power Deposition Patterns in Hyperthermia.- 2.1 Introduction.- 2.2 General Considerations.- 2.2.1 Heat Sources.- 2.2.2 Governing Equations.- 2.2.3 Solution Techniques.- 2.2.4 Sample Results.- 2.3 Modeling Progress.- 2.3.1 Current Status.- 2.3.2 Future Directions and Summary.- 2.4 Numerical Methods.- 2.4.1 Domain Integral Equations.- 2.4.2 Finite Element Method.- 2.4.3 Finite Differences.- 2.4.4 Boundary Element Method.- 2.4.5 Hybrid Element Formulation.- 2.4.6 Final Remarks.- References.- 3 Thermal Dosimetry.- 3.1 Introduction.- 3.2 Applications of Basic Heat Transfer Modeling Principles to Hyperthermia.- 3.2.1 The “Ideal” Hyperthermia Temperature Distribution.- 3.2.2 Typical Hyperthermia Thermal Numbers.- Spatial Variations.- Temporal Variations.- Energy Removal — Conduction and Blood Convection.- 3.3 Thermal Dosimetry.- 3.3.1 Comparative Thermal Dosimetry.- Introduction.- Current Status of Comparative Evaluations.- Conclusions.- 3.3.2. Prospective Thermal Dosimetry.- Introduction.- Simulation Requirements.- Summary.- 3.3.3 Current Thermal Dosimetry.- Introduction.- Single-Point Control Systems.- Multi-Point Control Systems.- Control of the Complete Temperature Field.- Summary.- 3.3.4 Retrospective Thermal Dosimetry.- Introduction.- Steady-State Approach.- Transient Approach.- Summary.- Nomenclature.- References.

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