Control strategy for hyperthermia

J. Kyle Potocki, Hal S. Tharp

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5 Scopus citations


The success of a hyperthermia cancer treatment requires reshaping the applied power to improve the thermal performance in the treatment volume. Herein, the steady state thermal response for a scanned focussed ultrasound system is optimized with respect to the four transducer scan parameters. The information obtained from the optimization study is used to establish a schedule of desirable scan patterns as a function of the estimated blood perfusion magnitudes. In addition, the thermal performance of the resulting closed-loop system is shown to be strongly influenced by the location of the measured outputs and the regulated outputs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IEEE Conference on Control Applications
Editors Anon
PublisherPubl by IEEE
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)0780309081
StatePublished - 1993
EventProceedings of the 2nd IEEE Conference on Control Applications - BC, BC, Can
Duration: Sep 13 1993Sep 16 1993

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE Conference on Control Applications


OtherProceedings of the 2nd IEEE Conference on Control Applications
CityBC, BC, Can

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering


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