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Heat Transfer Analysis Of Hyperthermia Treatment Of The Prostate

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/BIO950721

Volume

2

Pages

8

Published

1995

Size

768 kb

Author(s)

D. Loyd, M. Karlsson, B.J. Erlandsson, J.G. Sjodin & P. Ask

Abstract

Heat transfer analysis of hyperthermia treatment of the prostate D. Loyd," M. Karlsson,* B.-J. Erlandsson,' J.-G. Sjodin/ P. Ask*> "Departments of Mechanical Engineering and ^Biomedical Engineering, Linkoping University, S-581 83 Linkoping, Sweden ^Departments ofBiomedical Engineering and ^Urology, University Hospital of Northern Sweden, S-901 85 Umea, Sweden 1. INTRODUCTION This paper presents a method for analysis of heat transfer in patients undergoing hyperthermia treatment of the prostate. The application shown here is a simulation performed in order to evaluate a thermal injury in a patient that occured during a hyperthermia treatment session. Prostatic enlargement occurs in males over 50 years of age. The enlargement of the prostate leads to obstruction of the urinary flow and in worst case urinary retention. The standard method for surgial treatment of prostatic enlargement (benign prostatic hyperplasia, BPH) is transurethral resection, TUR-P. During the 1980's several

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