hyperthermia treatment

hyperthermia treatment

The use of microwave or radiofrequency energy to increase body temperature. This type of therapy, which is usually combined with chemotherapy or radiation, has been used in treating some malignancies and infectious diseases.
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A technical challenge in hyperthermia treatment is to locally heat the tumor region up to the appropriate therapeutic temperature without damaging the surrounding healthy tissue.
Due to their impact in many fields of applications such as drug delivery, magnetic resonance imaging, cell separation, antimicrobial activities, and hyperthermia treatment for cancer, soft magnetic nanoparticles have attracted the attention of scientists in the last few decades [1].
In order to model the hyperthermia treatment system, a muscle phantom irradiated by the applicator fed by each antenna obtained in the previous analysis was considered.
In the case of magnetism, the magnetite nanoparticles can be used to target localized heating in vivo when an alternating current (AC) magnetic field is applied, like in the hyperthermia treatment for anticancer therapy due their unique magnetic properties [13].
This scientific rationale, supported by thousands of research studies, provides the basis for hyperthermia treatment at the Medical Center Cologne and other medical centers in Europe and worldwide.
When one-dimensional iron nanowires are applied to the tumor hyperthermia treatment, they can provide larger frictional reactive areas than zero-dimensional iron nanoparticles.
Ideally, in hyperthermia treatment, one would optimize the temperature pattern.
Each hyperthermia treatment lasts about 4 hours, which includes the gradual heating and cooling of the body.
The main advantage of hyperthermia treatment using magnetic nanoparticles is that the nanoparticles can reach the cancer tissue directly by travelling through the sub-micrometer spaces between blood cell walls.
But, as a cancer patient, try to get hyperthermia treatment in an American hospital and you will mostly experience frustration.
Hyperthermia treatment involves raising the temperature of the whole body, or of local areas of the body to 39 to 43 degrees C (102 F to 109 F).