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AN EXPERIMENTAL STUDY ON THE HEAT ENHANCEMENT AND THE BIO-HEAT TRANSFER USING GOLD MACRO ROD AND ULTRASOUND: A POTENTIAL ALTERNATIVE TO KILL CANCER CELLS

C. Austerlitz1, I. Gkigkitzis2, D. Campos1 and I. Haranas3
  • 1 Clínica Diana Campos Recife, Brazil
  • 2 East Carolina University, United States
  • 3 , Canada
Physics International
Volume 5 No. 2, 2014, 132-135

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/pisp.2014.132.135

Submitted On: 4 May 2014 Published On: 26 May 2014

How to Cite: Austerlitz, C., Gkigkitzis, I., Campos, D. & Haranas, I. (2014). AN EXPERIMENTAL STUDY ON THE HEAT ENHANCEMENT AND THE BIO-HEAT TRANSFER USING GOLD MACRO ROD AND ULTRASOUND: A POTENTIAL ALTERNATIVE TO KILL CANCER CELLS. Physics International, 5(2), 132-135. https://doi.org/10.3844/pisp.2014.132.135

Abstract

We have previously proposed a method of treating solid tumors with a combination of gold macro-rods irradiated with ultrasound. Macro particle sized rods offer a greater circumferential treatment area over nanoparticle options. Experimental studies were conducted to investigate the heat enhancement and the bio-heat transfer to breast chicken using gold macro rod and ultrasound. An ultrasound, other than a focused ultrasound, may produce heat enough to cook a chicken breast up to about 1 cm diameter if a single gold rod is placed on the superficial tissue. Simulations and experimental results will provide the means to evaluate the treatment, to better design a patient-specific therapy to achieve maximum destruction of tumor and injury minimization of healthy tissue by controlling size, shape and location of gold seeds and ultrasound parameters.

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Keywords

  • Gold
  • Hyperthermia
  • Ultrasound