Swallow Stent with Hyperthermia function

Tomoyuki Yambe, Fumihiro Sato, Hidetoshi Matsuki, Yasuyuki Shiraishi, Goh Miyata, Susumu Satomi

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Abstract

An operation of an esophagus cancer is one of the most difficult operations even now, when medicine progressed. One of the most important points is the difficulties of esophagus reconstruction. In an operation, since the stomach and intestines are used as a substitute, an invasion becomes large and an operation of elderly people becomes difficult. Although the improvement in a life prognosis is expectable if cancer is removable, there are a lot of cases, who were too late for surgery of the esophageal cancer at the time of diagnosis. Then, a Swallow Stent with Hyperthermia function for the terminal esophageal cancer patients, for whom an operation cannot be conducted, was invented. The Swallow Stent with Hyperthermia function has three characteristics. 1. Completely noninvasive, 2. Hyperthermia on the carcinoma tissue. 3. Swallow function. Possibilities are expected as one of the alternative candidates for a terminal esophagus cancer therapy.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 30th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS'08
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages731-734
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781424418152
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Jan 1
Event30th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS'08 - Vancouver, BC, Canada
Duration: 2008 Aug 202008 Aug 25

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 30th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS'08 - "Personalized Healthcare through Technology"

Other

Other30th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS'08
Country/TerritoryCanada
CityVancouver, BC
Period08/8/2008/8/25

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics

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