A range of physically realistic blood perfusion parameters, 3.6-53.6 kg/sec/m(3), was considered in the computer model. In this work, the ex vivo dielectric properties of bovine liver were experimentally characterized as a function of the temperature during MTA at the frequency of 2.45 GHz. The goal of endometrial ablation is to reduce menstrual flow. Clinical data reporting on ablation zone volume in relation to applied energy and sphericity index during MWA are scarce and require more adequate reporting of MWA data. Ablation zones up to 20 mm radially were observed in the forward direction, with minimal heating (less than 4 mm) behind the reflector. Dynamic contrast-enhanced single-section CT scans of the liver were obtained in 40 individuals who included six control subjects, 16 patients with noncirrhotic chronic liver disease, and 18 patients with cirrhosis. Thermal dose (t(43)ââ¥â240âmin) and thermal damage (Î©ââ¥â4.6) thresholds for coagulative necrosis are in good agreement for all heating durations, temperature thresholds in the range of 54Â°C for short (<5âmin) duration ablations and 50Â°C for long (15âmin) ablations may serve as surrogates for determination of the outer treatment boundary. Negative strain magnitude was positively correlated to energy delivery in the inner region (Spearman's Ï=-0.99). Many patients are poor surgical candidates owing to advanced age or medical comorbidities. Liver perfusion was assessed in 26 HCC and CMC patients (50 nodules) by means of contrast-enhanced MRI. Ablation zone volumetry Volumetry of the ablation zone was performed on the portal venous phase acquisition with 2-mm slice reconstruction using the semiautomatic Liver Lesion Segmentation tool (MM Oncology package;syngo.via; Siemens Medical, Erlangen, Germany). Endometrial ablation is a procedure that surgically destroys (ablates) the lining of your uterus (endometrium). Purpose: Neurosurgical laser ablation is experiencing a renaissance. Model B yielded peak tissue temperatures in closer agreement with experimental measurements, attributed to the inclusion of decrease in electrical conductivity at elevated temperature. To quantitatively analyze tissue deformation during radiofrequency (RF) and microwave ablation for varying output energy levels. Recurrent lesions were treated with repeat RFA (5), radiotherapy (8), chemoradiotherapy (5), and chemotherapy (2). Microwaves at higher powers (75-100 W) induced significantly more strain than at lower power (50 W) or after RF ablation (p<0.01). The accuracy of heat transfer models used to predict these important processes in turn depends on the kinetics and energy absorption of molecular transitions for both water and protein and the underlying temperature dependence of the tissue thermal properties. min(-1). RF (500 kHz; ~35 W average) or microwave (2.4 GHz; 50-100W output, ~35-70W delivered) ablation was performed for 10 min (n = 4-6 each setting). Thermal properties of ex vivo bovine liver were measured as a function of temperature, by heating tissue samples in a temperature-controlled oil bath over a temperature range from about 21 Â°C to about 113 Â°C. To validate semi-automatic software calculations, results (2 perpendicular diameters, ellipticity index, volume) were compared with those of manual analysis (intraclass correlation, Pearson's correlation, Mann-Whitney U test; p < 0.05 deemed significant.Results: Manual measurements of mean maximum ablation zone diameters were 43 mm (system 1) and 34 mm (system 2), respectively. We further describe a method which displays the output as iso-SAR contours directly over the CT scan of the patient. The development of microwave tumor ablation devices depends largely on numerical simulations of antenna characteristics and transient electromagnetic heating. Purpose: An empirical calibration procedure allows accurate thermal-property measurements over a wide range of tissue temperatures. Steeper temperature profiles through the uterine wall suggest that, in the absence of other changes due to higher temperatures, the deeper layers of the myometrium and the serosa would be protected from thermal damage when using higher treatment temperatures for a shorter duration. 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In this study, we measured the dielectric properties of liver tissue during high-temperature microwave heating. Percentage heat sink effect in Bipolar radiofrequency : Mono-polar radiofrequency : Microwave was (Volume) 33:41:22; (mass) 23:56:34; (density) 9.0:26:18; and (relative elipscity) 5.8:12.9:1.3, indicating that BP and MW devices were less affected. Results Degree of vascular injury and viability of perivascular hepatocytes were recorded and tabulated according to vessel size for both CT and histologic data sets. Radiofrequency ablation is well established as the treatment of choice for many symptomatic cardiac arrhythmias because of its ability to create localized necrotic lesions in the cardiac conducting system. A review of the literature, published between January 1, 2005, and December 31, 2016, on seven FDA-approved MWA systems, was conducted. Two of the persistent problems have been the large amount of time needed to create the patient model from a computed tomography (CT) scan (one and a half days), and the lack of a way to view the large amounts of data that comprise the output of a treatment plan, i.e., the specific absorption rate (SAR) at 20,000 to 30,000 cells. Microwaves are a promising source for thermal tumor ablation due to their ability to rapidly heat dispersive biological tissues, often to temperatures in excess of 100 Â°C. Here, global optimization and inverse problems are demonstrated to train a model that predicts maximum laser ablation extent. Mean volume to obtain sufficient hydrodissection was 410 ml on average. The model incorporated collagen denaturation and vaporization of water as well as ablation-induced thermal/electrical contact loss. Conclusion CT images were acquired over the entire liver volume every 15s. A good quantitative agreement was found between the reconstructed Ï-values and probe measurements for a wide range of Ï-values and for off-axis located spherical compartment. Parallel and non-parallel implants spaced 10-25 mm with antenna tips deviated to create converging or diverging configurations were analyzed. The spleens of tumour-bearing (t.b.) Dice coefficients for 1000 W/kg SAR iso-contour were 0.74 Â± 0.01 (ST) and 0.77 (Â± 0.03) (LT), suggesting good agreement of SAR contours. This analysis confirms that a complete tumor ablation results in improved survival in patients with nonsurgical HCC. Results correlated significantly with semi-automatic software measurements (r = 0.71, p < 0.0001).Conclusion: Semi-automatic assessment of ablation zone geometry using SAFIR is feasible. Over a range of physically meaningful perfusion values, 16.3-33.1 kg/sec/m(3), the predicted thermal dose reaches the maximum damage volume within 2 minutes of the delivery and is in good agreement (DSC > 0.7) with experimental measurements obtained from the perfused liver model. The engineering design criteria for each application differ, with individual consideration for factors such as desired ablation zone size, treatment duration, and procedural invasiveness. According to the model, a decrease in liver perfusion from 18 kg m â 1s â 1 (normal) to 11 kg m â 1s â 1 (cirrhotic) would result in an increase in ablation zone volume of 37%, ... Further contributing to the incidence of incomplete ablation is the heat sink effect, wherein cytotoxic thermal energy dissipates from the ablation zone secondary to flow within adjacent blood vessels; typically, those greater than 3 mm in diameter are considered significant . Denaturation and water vaporization are shown to reduce thermal conductivity and apparent specific heat within the samples by up to 20% during heating. To estimate the performance of parallel, multiple applicator configurations in an in vivo setting, simulations were performed taking into account a range of blood perfusion levels (0, 5, 12, and 15 kg m(-3) s(-1)) that may occur in tumors of varying vascularity. RESULTS. The computational accuracy of Pennes bioheat transfer equation is significantly affected by the choice of blood perfusion model that accounts for microvascular perfusion in the absence of large sized blood vessels. The erythroblasts therefore probably reflected a response by the host to regenerate the erythrocytes lost during surgery and their presence was independent of the appearance of suppressor cells. 1. RF ablation of normal liver can stimulate distant subcutaneous tumor growth mediated by HGF/c-Met pathway and VEGF activation. Finally, measured data were used to perform a numerical study evaluating the effects of changes in tissue's dielectric properties during the MTA treatment on the radiation properties of a microwave interstitial ablation antenna, as well as on the obtained thermal lesion. Purpose: An overall decrease of about 71% and 63% was reported for the thermal conductivity and volumetric heat capacity, respectively, in the temperature range 101 Â°C-113 Â°C. Examples of ablative materials are described below, and include spacecraft material for ascent and atmospheric reentry, ice and snow in glaciology, biological tissues in medicine and passive fire protection materials. Unfortunately, a lack of tissue thermal property data in the literature results in an overreliance on property estimates. The size and shape of the ablation can be altered by both withdrawing and extending the subelectrodes to different lengths. Cryosurgery of a primary HSV-2-induced hamster fibrosarcoma resulted in the generation of a population of suppressor cells. Consecutive patients with early or very early HCC who underwent percutaneous monopolar RFA or MWA were included. Our forward simulation of RF ablation is based upon a system of partial differential equations (PDEs) that describe the electric potential of the probe and the steady state of the induced heat. Results: incomplete ablation, a 1-cm margin of apparently healthy tissue at the periphery of the tumor, which is referred to as the âsafety zone,â should also be ablated (14â16). Heat sink was present when the ablative tip of the probes were 8.0 mm close to a major hepatic vein and absent when >30 mm away. Methods: A heat transfer model was developed for thermal balloon endometrial ablation treatment for menorrhagia. Microwave energy may be a better source for tissue ablation but has technical hurdles that must be overcome as well. In addition, an interactive tool for segmentation refinement was developed. These shortcomings are the result of studies performed in (a) porcine or bovine liver (as opposed to human liver), (b) liver parenchyma (as opposed to tumors), (c) normal liver parenchyma (as opposed to cirrhotic, steatosis, or otherwise nonnormal liver parenchyma in humans), and (d) non-perfused ex vivo livers (as opposed to perfused in vivo human livers with variable arterial and portal blood flow). The patient with residual tumour was successfully retreated. The numerical simulation results revealed that the non-Fourier effects cause a decrease in the predicted temperature distribution, tissue deformation and damage volume during the high temperature thermal ablative procedures. Volumetric Dice Similarity Coefficients (DSC) were calculated to compare ablation zone volumes for parallel and non-parallel configuration. Consequently, the additional knowledge might lead to improvement of ablation protocols or even new treatment strategies. We present a sensitivity analysis of the optimization of the probe placement in radiofrequency (RF) ablation which takes the uncertainty associated with biophysical tissue properties (electrical and thermal conductivity) into account. Methods such as chemical ablation, cryoablation, high-temperature ablation (radiofrequency, microwave, laser, and ultrasound), and irreversible electroporation will be discussed. A 3D bioacoustic-thermal model using the finite element method was implemented to assess multiple applicator implant configurations for thermal ablation with interstitial ultrasound energy. The most important parameters in predicting the ablation zone size in our model of RFA are those representing the blood perfusion, electrical conductivity and the cell death model. This article is protected by copyright. We studied the retrohepatic segment of IVC and hepatic vein openings in it in 69 livers obtained from cadavers. The objective of this study is to develop a computational model for simulating 915 MHz microwave ablation (MWA), and verify the simulation predictions of transient temperature profiles against experimental measurements. Consecutive patients with biopsy-proven stage I NSCLC underwent computed tomography-guided lung RFA from December 2003 to 2010. Retrohepatic hydrodissection is a feasible technique to separate a tumour from the IVC and/or ostia of the HV. The RFA zone is lateral to the spinoglenoid notch (SGN) (*) â¦ discrepancy of 9 mm at 60 W, and 6 mm at 30 W). Child-Turcotte-Pugh class A patients had a 5-year cumulative survival rate of 41%; this figure increased up to 60% with a median survival time of 63 months (95% CI, 48 to 78 months) in patients with tumors < or = 2.0 cm. An Arrhenius damage model was used to predict the thermal dose. 2020;37(1):463-469. doi: 10.1080/02656736.2020.1762936. When rats with syngeneic fibrosarcoma, KMT-17, were treated by cryosurgery 5 days after transplantation of the tumor, 15 out of 31 rats (48.4%) died with tumor metastases. Notably, most of the reported series of laparoscopic TA used RFA device [8,28,29]. The tissues included kidney, spleen, liver, brain, heart, lung, pancreas, colon cancer, and breast cancer. Purpose: care. The application of supraphysiological temperatures (>40Â°C) to biological tissues causes changes at the molecular, cellular, and structural level, with corresponding changes in tissue function and in thermal, mechanical and dielectric tissue properties. Animals were randomly assigned to standardized RF ablation, sham procedure, or no treatment. Dice similarity coefficient (DSC) is calculated to provide a measure of region overlap between the 57Â°C isotherms of the thermometry data and the model-predicted ablation regions; 57Â°C is a tissue death surrogate at thermal steady state. Here we present a method that obtains the dielectric properties needed for hyperthermia treatment planning directly from the CT image with minimum operator interaction, a process which takes about a half day and is more accurate. Opération consistant à enlever un organe, un ensemble de tissus ou un corps étranger par voie chirurgicale. cryosurgery-treated animals to completely restore Con A-dependent T-lymphocyte proliferation following MO depletion. A novel coaxial antenna design for MWA with an asymmetrical cylindrical heating pattern is presented in this paper. To evaluate the influence of different intrahepatic vessel types, vessel sizes, and vessel-to-antenna-distances on MWA geometry in vivo. The ablation zone size was defined as the region of induced signal alteration on T2-weighted imaging and contrast-enhanced MRI, similar to prior studies . Thus, when treating targets in proximity to critical structures, caution must be taken to prevent unintended thermal damage. The impact of suboptimal vessel tree segmentation in a reticular pattern quantification system is also demonstrated. To evaluate multiple applicator implant configurations of interstitial ultrasound devices for large volume ablation of liver tumors. Liver perfusion decreased in patients with cirrhosis (67 +/- 23 mL. Identical, predetermined anatomic areas of the liver were ablated in each animal. Segmentation software; ablation zone; ellipticity index; liver; microwave ablation; semi-automatic. â¢ Preclinical data do not predict actual clinical ablation zone volumes in patients with liver tumors. One result is the complex phenomenon of alarm fatigue, a widespread patient safety dilemma that stems from a variety of challenging causal elements (e.g., poor real-world accuracy of single-threshold alarm algorithms, suboptimal hardware and software usability, manufacturer-imposed device limitations). The aim of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of single-pin puncture asymmetrical hydroablation in liver using the multipole cluster conformable radiofrequency ablation electrode. Most of the work published in this field has focused on responses to neoadjuvant chemotherapy regimens alone, so the emphasis will be there, however the available data that involves the addition of hyperthermia to the regimen will be discussed The review will also include future directions that include the potential use of MRI imaging techniques in establishing the role of hyperthermia alone in modifying breast tumour microenvironment, together with specific challenges related to performing such studies. Purpose: The aims of this study were to evaluate a semi-automatic segmentation software for assessment of ablation zone geometry in computed tomography (CT)-guided microwave ablation (MWA) of liver tumors and to compare two different MWA systems.Material and Methods: 27 patients with 40 hepatic tumors (primary liver tumor n = 20, metastases n = 20) referred for CT-guided MWA were included in this retrospective IRB-approved study. All lesions but one were completely ablated after one session at 3-month follow-up. Between 2012 and 2017, among 385 patients who underwent 820 TA in our department, 65 (17%) patients (HCC = 11, LM = 54) had exclusive laparoscopic TA representing 112 lesions (HCC = 17, LM = 95). The choice of a specific MWA system significantly influences ablation zone geometry. The influence of output energy on tissue deformation during RF and microwave ablation was analyzed. Two to three 22G spinal needles were required per case for adequate dissection. Laeseke et al. Monteris Medical (Plymouth, Minn ... an unlimited number of temperature pick points that can be set at any location in the three-dimensional ablation zone to monitor ablation â¦ The resulting optimality system is solved with a multilevel gradient descent approach. Temperatures (T1 and T2) on either side of the hepatic vein near the tip of the probes, heating probe temperature (T3), outlet perfusate temperature (T4), and ablation time were monitored. In one swine, a qualitative mitigation of heat sink effects was observed by TTC and H&E staining. Although, there are a number of studies which have incorporated the (sparse) knowledge on temperature dependence of dielectric and thermal properties within the numerical model (e.g. Tissues were examined by routine histology and by histochemistry to determine viability. Conclusion: During cross-validation, the calibrated model is superior to the naÃ¯ve model as measured by DSC, with +22% mean prediction accuracy. Vogl TJ, Basten LM, Nour-Eldin NA, Kaltenbach B, Bodelle B, Wichmann JL, Ackermann H, Naguib NNN. Additionally, we compared the impact of several indicators of thermal damage on predicted extents of ablation zones for planning and monitoring ablations with this modality. Results: Although algorithms aimed at improving the accuracy of lung fields segmentation in presence of ILD have been reported, the corresponding vessel tree segmentation stage is under-researched. This effect was not observed in c-Met-negative tumors and can be blocked with adjuvant c-Met and VEGF inhibitors. Operation of the instrument in three media with known thermal properties shows the uncertainty of measurements to be about 2%. Percutaneous chemical ablation is one of the oldest and most established techniques for treating small hepatocellular carcinomas. The two subelectrode groups can be extended to different lengths independently of one another, resulting in asymmetrical shapes. The performance of the proposed scheme, and of the previously reported technique, in vessel tree segmentation was evaluated by means of area overlap (previously reported: 0.715 Â± 0.082, proposed: 0.931 Â± 0.027), true positive fraction (previously reported: 0.968 Â± 0.019, proposed: 0.935 Â± 0.036) and false positive fraction (previously reported: 0.400 Â± 0.181, proposed: 0.074 Â± 0.031) on a dataset of 210 axial slices originating from seven ILD affected patient scans (used for performance evaluation out of 15). Purpose: It was shown that with clinical settings (60% power and 0.6s treatment duration), the temperature maximum near the tip of the radiofrequency probe exceeded the temperature for vaporization. The dielectric properties of human liver were characterized over the frequency range of 0.3-3 GHz for freshly excised tissue samples of primary hepatocellular carcinoma, metastatic colorectal carcinoma, and normal liver tissues resected from the tumour margin. 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