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.


This is the author accepted manuscript of Babbs C.F., Oleson J.R., Pearce J.A., Equipment for local hyperthermia therapy of cancer, Medical Instrumentation 16, 245-248, 1982. Copyright Elsevier, it is made available here CC-BY-NC-ND, and the version of record is available through the publisher http://www.sciencedirect.com/


cancer; heat therapy; hyperthermia apparatus; microwave therapy; radiofrequency therapy; solid tumors; tissue heating; ultrasound therapy

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