A Cylindrical-Section Ultrasound Phased-Array Applicator for Hyperthermia Cancer Therapy

Emad S. Ebbini, Shin Ichiro Umemura, Mohammed Ibbini, Charles A. Cain

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A new phased-array applicator geometry for deep localized hyperthermia is presented. The array consists of rectangular transducer elements forming a section of a cylinder that conforms to the body portals in the abdominal and pelvic regions. Focusing and scanning properties of the cylindrical-section array are investigated in homogeneous lossy media using appropriate computer simulations. The characteristic focus of this array is shown to be spatially limited in both transverse and longitudinal directions with intensity gain values suitable for deep hyperthermia applications. The ability of the cylindrical-section phased array to generate multiple foci using the field conjugation method is examined. The effect of the grating lobes on the power deposition pattern of the scanned field is shown to be minimal. Steadystate temperature distributions are simulated using a three-dimensional (3-D) thermal model of the normal tissue layers surrounding a tumor of typical volume. Finally, the advantages and the limitations of this array configuration are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)561-572
Number of pages12
JournalIEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1988 Sep
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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