Numerical analogy of bioheat transfer and microwave cancer therapy for liver tissue

Biswas, Chaity and Nasrin, Rehena and Ahmad, Muhammad S. (2022) Numerical analogy of bioheat transfer and microwave cancer therapy for liver tissue. Heat Transfer, 51 (7). 6403 – 6430. ISSN 2688-4534, DOI

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A numerical study of microwave cancer therapy for cylindrical-shaped liver tissue with an elliptical-shaped liver tumor has been carried out by this study. The time-dependent electromagnetic wave and the bio-heat transfer equations have been used as the governing equations and solved with appropriate boundary conditions using Galerkin's weighted residual scheme built-in finite element method-based COMSOL Multiphysics software. The coaxial applicator as well as the effects of different microwave input power levels (from 5 to 25 W), frequencies (from 0.7 to 5 GHz), and treatment time (from 0 to 1000 s) on hepatocellular carcinoma have been examined by this simulation and displayed graphically in terms of the microwave power dissipation, isothermal lines inside liver tissue, time-dependent profiles of temperature at different locations inside the tumor, specific absorption rate (SAR), and surface average transient temperature distribution of tumor tissue. The results demonstrate that microwave input antenna power and frequency have significant impacts on the temperature distribution and SAR values of liver tissue. When the microwave input power, as well as frequency, is increased, SAR and tissue temperature values also increase but the high temperature is harmful to healthy tissue. It is observed from the performed analysis that the mean temperature of the tumor cell is about 56.86°C at a time of 180 s using 10 W microwave input power and 2.45 GHz frequency. © 2022 Wiley Periodicals LLC.

Item Type: Article
Funders: None
Uncontrolled Keywords: Diseases; Finite element method; Heat transfer; Oncology; Temperature distribution; Tumors; Bio-heat transfer; Cancer therapy; Element models; Ellipticals; Finite element modeling; Hyperthermia; Input power; Liver tissue; Microwave ablation; Specific absorption rate; Hyperthermia therapy
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics
Divisions: Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research & Innovation) Office > UM Power Energy Dedicated Advanced Centre
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 23 Oct 2023 03:18
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2023 03:18

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