Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/276967
Title:
Quality assurance for the clinical ferromagnetic seeds project
Author:
Sinno, Rami Assem, 1964-
Issue Date:
1989
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Surgically implanted thermoregulating ferromagnetic seeds as a mean of inducing hyperthermia in malignant tumors has been successfully introduced in a clinical environment at the University of Arizona. This work covers topics in quality assurance for the method on two levels. The first level deals with the magnetic induction system where magnetic and electric fields are measured. A discussion on safety levels for patients and treatment personnel is given, and an optically coupled probe for magnetic field measurements is described. The second level treats the electrical characteristics of the ferromagnetic seeds. Systems to measure the permeability and conductivity of the seeds are presented with some typical results. Finally, hysteresis power loss in a seed is measured and compared to losses due to eddy currents.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Cancer -- Thermotherapy.; Ferromagnetic materials -- Therapeutic use.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Electrical and Computer Engineering
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Cetas, Thomas C.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleQuality assurance for the clinical ferromagnetic seeds projecten_US
dc.creatorSinno, Rami Assem, 1964-en_US
dc.contributor.authorSinno, Rami Assem, 1964-en_US
dc.date.issued1989en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractSurgically implanted thermoregulating ferromagnetic seeds as a mean of inducing hyperthermia in malignant tumors has been successfully introduced in a clinical environment at the University of Arizona. This work covers topics in quality assurance for the method on two levels. The first level deals with the magnetic induction system where magnetic and electric fields are measured. A discussion on safety levels for patients and treatment personnel is given, and an optically coupled probe for magnetic field measurements is described. The second level treats the electrical characteristics of the ferromagnetic seeds. Systems to measure the permeability and conductivity of the seeds are presented with some typical results. Finally, hysteresis power loss in a seed is measured and compared to losses due to eddy currents.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectCancer -- Thermotherapy.en_US
dc.subjectFerromagnetic materials -- Therapeutic use.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineElectrical and Computer Engineeringen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorCetas, Thomas C.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1336556en_US
dc.identifier.oclc22577566en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b17457257en_US
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