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@article{(International Science Index):http://waset.org/publications/10003897,
  title    = {Numerical Simulation of Heating Characteristics in a Microwave T-Prong Antenna for Cancer Therapy},
  author    = {M. Chaichanyut and  S. Tungjitkusolmun},
  country   = {Thailand},
  institution={King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang (KMITL)},
  abstract  = {This research is presented with microwave (MW) ablation by using the T-Prong monopole antennas. In the study, three-dimensional (3D) finite-element methods (FEM) were utilized to analyse: the tissue heat flux, temperature distributions (heating pattern) and volume destruction during MW ablation in liver cancer tissue. The configurations of T-Prong monopole antennas were considered: Three T-prong antenna, Expand T-Prong antenna and Arrow T-Prong antenna. The 3D FEMs solutions were based on Maxwell and bio-heat equations. The microwave power deliveries were 10 W; the duration of ablation in all cases was 300s. Our numerical result, heat flux and the hotspot occurred at the tip of the T-prong antenna for all cases. The temperature distribution pattern of all antennas was teardrop. The Arrow T-Prong antenna can induce the highest temperature within cancer tissue. The microwave ablation was successful when the region where the temperatures exceed 50°C (i.e. complete destruction). The Expand T-Prong antenna could complete destruction the liver cancer tissue was maximized (6.05 cm3). The ablation pattern or axial ratio (Widest/length) of Expand T-Prong antenna and Arrow T-Prong antenna was 1, but the axial ratio of Three T-prong antenna of about 1.15.},
    journal   = {International Journal of Electrical, Computer, Energetic, Electronic and Communication Engineering},  volume    = {10},
  number    = {2},
  year      = {2016},
  pages     = {293 - 296},
  ee        = {http://waset.org/publications/10003897},
  url       = {http://waset.org/Publications?p=110},
  bibsource = {http://waset.org/Publications},
  issn      = {eISSN:1307-6892},
  publisher = {World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology},
  index     = {International Science Index 110, 2016},
}