Nanoparticles in enhancing microwave imaging and microwave Hyperthermia effect for liver cancer treatment
Hyperthermia therapy is a promising therapy for liver cancer treatment that utilizes external electromagnetic waves to heat the tumor zone to preferentially kill or minimize cancer cells. Nevertheless, it's a challenge to realize localized heating of the cancer tissue without harming the surrounding healthy tissue. This research proposes to utilize nanoparticles as microwave absorbers to enhance microwave imaging and achieve localized hyperthermia therapy. A realistic 3D abdomen model has been segmented using 3D Slicer segmentation software, and then the obtained segmented CAD model exported to Computer Simulation Technology (CST STUDIO) for applying the Finite Element Modeling (FEM). Next investigating both imaging and treatment capability. Finally, the specific absorption rate (SAR) and temperature distribution were computed without nanoparticles and with different types of nanoparticles such as gold (GNPs) and silver nanoparticles at frequency 915 MHz. By comparing the achived results, it was seen that Silver nanoparticles can make a great enhancement in raising the temperature. However, this result was unsatisfactory but, after adding gold nanoparticles the temperature exceed 42°C, at frequency 915 MHz which is achieving the hyperthermia treatment without harming the nearby healthy tissue, GNPs also can achieve a great enhancement in SAR result
Faculty of Applied Health Sciences Technology
Physical Sciences, Physics and Astronomy, General Materials Science
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hyperthermia, liver cancer, microwave imaging
Maamoun, Walaa; Badawi, Mohamed I.; Aly, Ayman A.; and Khedr, Y., "Nanoparticles in enhancing microwave imaging and microwave Hyperthermia effect for liver cancer treatment" (2021). Faculty of Applied Health Sciences Technology. 77.