Estimation of intraoperative blood flow during liver RF ablation using a finite element method-based biomechanical simulation

Hiroki Watanabe, Nozomu Yamazaki, Yo Kobayashi, Tomoyuki Miyashita, Takeshi Ohdaira, Makoto Hashizume, Masakatsu G. Fujie

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Abstract

Radiofrequency ablation is increasingly being used for liver cancer because it is a minimally invasive treatment method. However, it is difficult for the operators to precisely control the formation of coagulation zones because of the cooling effect of capillary vessels. To overcome this limitation, we have proposed a model-based robotic ablation system using a real-time numerical simulation to analyze temperature distributions in the target organ. This robot can determine the adequate amount of electric power supplied to the organ based on real-time temperature information reflecting the cooling effect provided by the simulator. The objective of this study was to develop a method to estimate the intraoperative rate of blood flow in the target organ to determine temperature distribution. In this paper, we propose a simulation-based method to estimate the rate of blood flow. We also performed an in vitro study to validate the proposed method by estimating the rate of blood flow in a hog liver. The experimental results revealed that the proposed method can be used to estimate the rate of blood flow in an organ.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication33rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS 2011
Pages7441-7445
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Dec 26
Event33rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS 2011 - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: 2011 Aug 302011 Sep 3

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS
ISSN (Print)1557-170X

Conference

Conference33rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS 2011
CountryUnited States
CityBoston, MA
Period11/8/3011/9/3

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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    Watanabe, H., Yamazaki, N., Kobayashi, Y., Miyashita, T., Ohdaira, T., Hashizume, M., & Fujie, M. G. (2011). Estimation of intraoperative blood flow during liver RF ablation using a finite element method-based biomechanical simulation. In 33rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS 2011 (pp. 7441-7445). [6091745] (Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS). https://doi.org/10.1109/IEMBS.2011.6091745