The Development of Applicators for Deep-Body Hyperthermia

  • J. J. W. Lagendijk
  • A. A. C. de Leeuw
Part of the Recent Results in Cancer Research book series (RECENTCANCER, volume 101)

Abstract

Controllable heating at depth within the human body is one of the major constraints in the application of hyperthermia in the treatment of deep-seated tumors. Such tumors include tumors of the pancreas, poorly differentiated tumors of the brain, and the higher stages of tumors of the cervix, the stomach, the bladder, and the rectum, which are presently almost untreatable.

Keywords

Microwave Attenuation Oncol Huygens 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. J. W. Lagendijk
    • 1
  • A. A. C. de Leeuw
    • 1
  1. 1.Instituut voor Radiotherapie van de RijksuniversiteitAcademisch Ziekenhuis UtrechtUtrechtThe Netherlands

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