A new inductive thermotherapy system for minimal invasive surgery in splenomegaly

Sheng Chieh Huang, Yi Yuan Chang, Xi Zhang Lin, Gwo Bin Lee

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Abstract

Splenomegaly is an enlargement of the spleen, which usually causes infectious mononucleosis and portal hypertension. In this study, a new inductive thermotherapy system for minimal invasive surgery (MIS) was reported for treatment of splenomegaly. It can generate a high-frequency alternating electromagnetic field to induce a localized temperature increase by inserting a two-part needle into the spleen. To prevent the overheating, a temperature feedback control system was developed such that the treatment can be operated at a safe and effective temperature. The relationship between the coagulation zone and the operating temperature/time was first explored. Then Lan-Yu pigs' spleen under the ultrasonic guidance was heated by using the developed system. The experiments showed that the developed electromagnetic thermotherapy system can successfully cause the atrophy of the spleen, which is very promising for further clinical use.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 8th IASTED International Conference on Biomedical Engineering, Biomed 2011
Pages220-226
Number of pages7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventIASTED International Conference on Biomedical Engineering, Biomed 2011 - Innsbruck, Austria
Duration: 2011 Feb 162011 Feb 18

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 8th IASTED International Conference on Biomedical Engineering, Biomed 2011

Other

OtherIASTED International Conference on Biomedical Engineering, Biomed 2011
CountryAustria
CityInnsbruck
Period11-02-1611-02-18

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biomedical Engineering

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