Instrumentation for Clinical Hyperthermia

  • G. C. van Rhoon
  • G. van den Bos
  • J. van der Zee
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 267)


The number of institutes using hyperthermia as a clinical treatment for cancer has grown steadily during the last two decades. Most of the pioneering institutes which entered the hyperthermia field before 1980 started to perform hyperthermia treatment with instrumentation borrowed from rehabilitation departments and their equipment consisted often of a single microwave or radiofrequency generator with simple applicators. Today, these institutes use their own “in-house” developed heating systems with high demands on technical specifications. Frequently, they use applicator arrays to adapt the treatment area to size, depth and location of the tumor to be heated.


Aperture Size Superficial Tumor Thermal Dose Ultrasound Applicator Regional Hyperthermia 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. C. van Rhoon
    • 1
    • 2
  • G. van den Bos
    • 1
    • 2
  • J. van der Zee
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of hyperthermiaDr. Daniel den Hoed Cancer CenterRotterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Department of Experimental RadiotherapyErasmus UniversityRotterdamThe Netherlands

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