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A model is presented that is an alternative approach to the bio-heat equation for use in radio frequency heating of the liver. The model comprises both a tissue subvolume and a blood subvolume. Separate bio-heat equations are determined for each subvolume, but with an additional term exchanging heat between them, thus creating a coupled system. The derivation for the two coupled differential equations is outlined and sample simulations are presented to demonstrate the importance of considering the two subvolumes separately, even when the blood subvolume is a small fraction of the tissue subvolume. ©2009 IEEE.

Original publication

DOI

10.1109/IEMBS.2009.5332651

Type

Conference paper

Publication Date

01/12/2009

Pages

3893 - 3896