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The impact of thermal wave characteristics on thermal dose distribution during thermal therapy: A numerical study
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10.1118/1.2008507
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Figures

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FIG. 1.

Schematic illustration of a heating cube studies for the temperature/equivalent thermal dose at distributions.

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FIG. 2.

The comparison of the temperature profiles at the center of the heating cube between the present numerical solution and the exact solution (See Ref. 27) for three heating schemes and with the blood perfusion rate . The solid and dashed lines represented the exact solution (See Ref. 27) and the present numerical solution, respectively. (a) Case I; (b) case II; and (c) case III.

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FIG. 3.

Effects of three different thermal relaxation times on the transient temperature and thermal dose profiles at the central point within a heated cube for and the heating case II in Table II. The solid lines represent the PBHTE (i.e., ) and the dashed or dotted lines represent the WBHTE (i.e., and ). (a) The temperature profiles; (b) their corresponding equivalent thermal dose at profiles.

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FIG. 4.

The development of the temperature distributions for heating case I, with the thermal relaxation time and the blood perfusion rate . (a) ; (b) ; (c) peak temperature, , occurred at ; (d) ; (e) four rhythmical thermal wave with the equal amplitude at ; (f) ; (g) ; and (h) .

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FIG. 5.

Effects of three heating schemes on the contours of and their corresponding thermal dose profiles along the axis at , with four thermal relaxation times, 0, 2, 8, and with the blood perfusion rate . (a)–(b) for heating case I; (c)–(d) for heating case II; (e)–(f) for heating case III.

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FIG. 6.

Effects of blood perfusion rates on the contours of at . (a) and (b) for heating case I with and , respectively; (c) and (d) for heating case II with and , respectively; (e) and (f) for heating case III with and , respectively.

Tables

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TABLE I.

Parameters used in simulation.

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TABLE II.

Values of the three different heating schemes.

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Scitation: The impact of thermal wave characteristics on thermal dose distribution during thermal therapy: A numerical study
http://aip.metastore.ingenta.com/content/aapm/journal/medphys/32/9/10.1118/1.2008507
10.1118/1.2008507
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