Real-time temperature control system based on the finite element method for liver radiofrequency ablation: Effect of the time interval on control

Yosuke Isobe, Hiroki Watanabe, Nozomu Yamazaki, Xiaowei Lu, Yo Kobayashi, Tomoyuki Miyashita, Makoto Hashizume, Masakatsu G. Fujie

研究成果: Conference contribution

5 被引用数 (Scopus)

抄録

Radiofrequency (RF) ablation is increasingly being used to treat liver cancer because it is minimally invasive. However, it is difficult for operators to control the size of the coagulation zones precisely, because no method has been established to form an adequate and suitable ablation area. To overcome this limitation, we propose a new system that can control the coagulation zone size. The system operates as follows: 1) the liver temperature is estimated using a temperature-distribution simulator to reduce invasiveness; 2) the output power of the RF generator is controlled automatically according to the liver temperature. To use this system in real time, both the time taken to calculate the temperature in the simulation and the control accuracy are important. We therefore investigated the relationship between the time interval required to change the output voltage and temperature control stability in RF ablation. The results revealed that the proposed method can control the temperature at a point away from the electrode needle to obtain the desired ablation size. It was also shown to be necessary to reduce the time interval when small tumors are cauterized to avoid excessive treatment. In contrast, such high frequency feedback control is not required when large tumors are cauterized.

本文言語English
ホスト出版物のタイトル2013 35th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2013
ページ392-396
ページ数5
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2013 10 31
イベント2013 35th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2013 - Osaka, Japan
継続期間: 2013 7 32013 7 7

出版物シリーズ

名前Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS
ISSN(印刷版)1557-170X

Other

Other2013 35th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2013
CountryJapan
CityOsaka
Period13/7/313/7/7

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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