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Optimizing bipolar radiofrequency ablation treatment by means of pulsed currents

Frederik Soetaert (UGent) , Guillaume Crevecoeur (UGent) and Luc Dupré (UGent)
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Given the high mortality rate, liver cancer is considered to be a difficult cancer to treat. Consequently, alternative strategies are being developed such as radiofrequency ablation (RFA). RFA applies radiofrequent currents leading to local heating of the tumoral tissue. Accurate numerical modeling contributes to a better knowledge of the physical phenomena and allows optimizations. In this work, the bipolar radiofrequency ablation technique is explored followed by an optimization by means of pulsed currents. Numerical results clearly show the larger ablation zones due to the pulsed currents. Hence, pulsed bipolar RFA increases the efficacy and has the potential to be incorporated in clinical practice.
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TUMOR ABLATION

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Soetaert, Frederik, Guillaume Crevecoeur, and Luc Dupré. “Optimizing Bipolar Radiofrequency Ablation Treatment by Means of Pulsed Currents.” IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Conference Proceedings. IEEE, 2013. 3745–3748. Print.
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Soetaert, F., Crevecoeur, G., & Dupré, L. (2013). Optimizing bipolar radiofrequency ablation treatment by means of pulsed currents. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Conference Proceedings (pp. 3745–3748). Presented at the 35th Annual International Conference of the IEEE-Engineering-in-Medicine-and-Biology-Society (EMBC), IEEE.
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Soetaert, Frederik, Guillaume Crevecoeur, and Luc Dupré. 2013. “Optimizing Bipolar Radiofrequency Ablation Treatment by Means of Pulsed Currents.” In IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Conference Proceedings, 3745–3748. IEEE.
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Soetaert, Frederik, Guillaume Crevecoeur, and Luc Dupré. 2013. “Optimizing Bipolar Radiofrequency Ablation Treatment by Means of Pulsed Currents.” In IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Conference Proceedings, 3745–3748. IEEE.
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Soetaert F, Crevecoeur G, Dupré L. Optimizing bipolar radiofrequency ablation treatment by means of pulsed currents. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Conference Proceedings. IEEE; 2013. p. 3745–8.
IEEE
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F. Soetaert, G. Crevecoeur, and L. Dupré, “Optimizing bipolar radiofrequency ablation treatment by means of pulsed currents,” in IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Conference Proceedings, Osaka, Japan, 2013, pp. 3745–3748.
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  abstract     = {Given the high mortality rate, liver cancer is considered to be a difficult cancer to treat. Consequently, alternative strategies are being developed such as radiofrequency ablation (RFA). RFA applies radiofrequent currents leading to local heating of the tumoral tissue. Accurate numerical modeling contributes to a better knowledge of the physical phenomena and allows optimizations. In this work, the bipolar radiofrequency ablation technique is explored followed by an optimization by means of pulsed currents. Numerical results clearly show the larger ablation zones due to the pulsed currents. Hence, pulsed bipolar RFA increases the efficacy and has the potential to be incorporated in clinical practice.},
  author       = {Soetaert, Frederik and Crevecoeur, Guillaume and Dupré, Luc},
  booktitle    = {IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Conference Proceedings},
  isbn         = {978-1-4577-0216-7},
  issn         = {1557-170X},
  keywords     = {TUMOR ABLATION},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {Osaka, Japan},
  pages        = {3745--3748},
  publisher    = {IEEE},
  title        = {Optimizing bipolar radiofrequency ablation treatment by means of pulsed currents},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/EMBC.2013.6610358},
  year         = {2013},
}

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