1-D steady state analysis of a two-equation coupled system for determination of tissue temperature in liver during radio frequency ablation.
Peng T., O'Neill DP., Payne SJ.
An analytical solution is provided for a two-equation coupled model for determination of liver tissue temperature during radio frequency ablation in the steady state with one-dimension in space. Both analytical analysis and model simulation were conducted to investigate the effects of two crucial system parameters: blood perfusion rate and convective heat transfer coefficient on the tissue temperature field. The quantitative criteria were also derived, under which the two-equation coupled system can be approximated to a conventional single bio-heat equation system such as the Pennes model.