MR and hyperthermia: Exploiting similarities for mutual benefit

C.A.T. Van Den Berg*, J.J. Bluemink, A.L.H.M.W. Van Lier, M.M. Paulides, J.F. Bakker, R.F. Verhaart, J.J.W. Lagendijk, F.F.J. Simonis, E. Petersen, A.J. Raaijmakers

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Monitoring of RF hyperthermia treatment by means of Magnetic Resonance Imaging is the logical thing to do. MRI is a versatile imaging modality capable of imaging anatomy, physiology and moreover, temperature. Thus, detailed treatment monitoring of hyperthermia becomes possible. In the last 10 to 15 years various successful MRI/hyperthermia systems have been built. In this same period, RF technology in MRI has undergone a tremendous expansion. This growth originates mainly from the RF challenges of going towards higher magnetic field strengths. Some of these developments offer very new exciting opportunities for hyperthermia and especially for hybrid MRI/hyperthermia systems. In this paper we discuss some of these prospects paving the way to next generation hybrid hyperthermia/MRI systems

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEuropean Microwave Week 2012
Subtitle of host publication"Space for Microwaves", EuMW 2012, Conference Proceedings - 42nd European Microwave Conference, EuMC 2012
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)978-2-87487-027-9, 978-2-87487-026-2
ISBN (Print)978-1-4673-2215-7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event42nd European Microwave Conference, EuMC 2012 - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 29 Oct 20121 Nov 2012
Conference number: 42


Conference42nd European Microwave Conference, EuMC 2012
Abbreviated titleEuMC
OtherHeld as Part of 15th European Microwave Week, EuMW 2012


  • Hyperthermia
  • MRI
  • Radiofrequency fields


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