Rapid improvements in hyperthermia apparatus are being achieved by industrial and university-based research groups that have already led to the marketing of a variety of commercial systems for heat therapy of malignancy. These tissue heating systems employ microwaves, capacitively or inductively coupled radiofrequency current, or high intensity ultrasound to produce controlled local heating of tumor tissues. No single system is superior to others in all applications; each has its limitations.
cancer; heat therapy; hyperthermia apparatus; microwave therapy; radiofrequency therapy; solid tumors; tissue heating; ultrasound therapy
Date of this Version
Babbs, Charles F.; Oleson, James R.; and Pearce, John A., "Equipment for local hyperthermia therapy of cancer" (1982). Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering Faculty Publications. Paper 134.