Practical aspects of ferromagnetic thermoseed hyperthermia.

Academic Article

Abstract

  • Thermoseeds are needle-shaped devices that are interstitially placed into tumors, similar to brachytherapy implants. Heating is accomplished by an externally applied electromagnetic induction field, requiring no connections to an external power source. Thermoseeds made of special alloys provide automatic temperature control. Therapeutic efficacy has been demonstrated in initial clinical applications.
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    Keywords

  • Brachytherapy, Electromagnetic Fields, Ferric Compounds, Humans, Hyperthermia, Induced, Neoplasms
  • Author List

  • Brezovich IA; Meredith RF
  • Start Page

  • 589
  • End Page

  • 602
  • Volume

  • 27
  • Issue

  • 3