Metamaterial Applicator for Hyperthermia Cancer Treatment Procedure: Overview Study

Wong, Vei Ling and Kasumawati, Lias (2021) Metamaterial Applicator for Hyperthermia Cancer Treatment Procedure: Overview Study. IFMBE Proceedings, 81 (3rd). pp. 86-92.

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This paper presents an overview of metamaterial slabs or lens as an integrated structure for applicators used in hyperthermia cancer treatment procedure. Hyperthermia treatment procedure (HTP) is a new technique that exposes a cancerous tissue by increasing tissue temperature until 41 °C to 45 °C at a certain period with electromagnetic radiation. Based on the previous study, by moving the microwave sources relative to the metamaterial (MTM) lenses from a tumor/cancer phantom alters the concentration of heating within biological tissue. In this paper, the overview of a metamaterial study on HTP from 2009 to 2019 was carried out. This study indicated that the left-handed metamaterial (LHM) lens was observed to be able to improve the focusing capabilities of HTP on the treated tissue. However, a further study is significantly required to provide different focus position distances on the treated tissue for different stages of cancer. Therefore, a modified HTP applicator integration with an MTM lens structure was proposed. It is aimed to improve focus position distance on the treated tissue and to reduce unwanted hot-spots on surrounding healthy tissues simultaneously. The proposed modified structure was presented in this paper. Specific absorption rate (SAR) simulation was carried out with SEMCAD X 14.8.4 to obtain a SAR distribution for determining penetration depth and focusing position distance on the treated tissue

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Metamaterial lens · Hyperthermia · Left-handed metamaterial · Specific absorption rate
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Engineering
Faculties, Institutes, Centres > Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Lias
Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2021 08:18
Last Modified: 22 Feb 2021 08:18

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