Phase compensation technique for effective heat focusing in microwave hyperthermia systems

Seonho Lim, Young Joong Yoon

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In this paper, effective electromagnetic (EM) focusing achieved with a phase compensation technique for microwave hyperthermia systems is proposed. To treat tumor cells positioned deep inside a human female breast, EM energy must be properly focused on the target area. A circular antenna array for microwave hyperthermia allows EM energy to concentrate on a specific target inside the breast tumor. Depending on the cancerous cell conditions in the breast, the input phases of each antenna are calculated for single and multiple tumor cell locations. In the case of multifocal breast cancer, sub-array beam focusing via the phase compensation technique is pre-sented to enhance the ability of EM energy to concentrate on multiple targets while minimizing damage to normal cells. To demonstrate the thermal treatment effects on single and multiple tumor locations, the accumulation of the specific absorption rate (SAR) parameter and temperature changes were verified using both simulated and experimental results.

Original languageEnglish
Article number5972
JournalApplied Sciences (Switzerland)
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Jul 1

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
Acknowledgments: This paper was supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) grant funded by the Korea government (MSIT) (No. NRF-2019R1A2C1005764).

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© 2021 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Instrumentation
  • Engineering(all)
  • Process Chemistry and Technology
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes


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