Development of precise-temperature-controlled cooling apparatus for medical application by using Peltier effect

Shigenao Maruyama, Atsuki Komiya, Hiroki Takeda, Setsuya Aiba

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Abstract

This paper describes precise temperature controlled cooling apparatuses for medical application. A Peltier cryoprobe for dermis treatment and flexible cryoprobe for cryosurgery for deep region of human body were developed by utilizing the Peltier effect. The evaluation experiment of the Peltier cryoprobe was conducted. The proposed apparatus has enough performance to necrotize target diseased cells precisely. The proposed flexible cryoprobe is composed of a flexible resin tube enough to treat the deeper parts of the human body with a catheter. A Peltier element is attached at the top of the probe for active heat-transfer control of the cooling tip. The cooling experiments are carried out and the performance of the cryoprobe is evaluated. The achieved minimum temperature at the tip is-43 °C.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBioMedical Engineering and Informatics
Subtitle of host publicationNew Development and the Future - Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on BioMedical Engineering and Informatics, BMEI 2008
Pages610-614
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Sep 18
EventBioMedical Engineering and Informatics: New Development and the Future - 1st International Conference on BioMedical Engineering and Informatics, BMEI 2008 - Sanya, Hainan, China
Duration: 2008 May 272008 May 30

Publication series

NameBioMedical Engineering and Informatics: New Development and the Future - Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on BioMedical Engineering and Informatics, BMEI 2008
Volume2

Other

OtherBioMedical Engineering and Informatics: New Development and the Future - 1st International Conference on BioMedical Engineering and Informatics, BMEI 2008
Country/TerritoryChina
CitySanya, Hainan
Period08/5/2708/5/30

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering

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