@article{(Open Science Index):https://publications.waset.org/pdf/10003897,
	  title     = {Numerical Simulation of Heating Characteristics in a Microwave T-Prong Antenna for Cancer Therapy},
	  author    = {M. Chaichanyut and  S. Tungjitkusolmun},
	  country	= {},
	  institution	= {},
	  abstract     = {This research is presented with microwave (MW) ablation by using the T-Prong monopole antennas. In the study, three-dimensional (3D) finite-element methods (FEM) were utilized to analyse: the tissue heat flux, temperature distributions (heating pattern) and volume destruction during MW ablation in liver cancer tissue. The configurations of T-Prong monopole antennas were considered: Three T-prong antenna, Expand T-Prong antenna and Arrow T-Prong antenna. The 3D FEMs solutions were based on Maxwell and bio-heat equations. The microwave power deliveries were 10 W; the duration of ablation in all cases was 300s. Our numerical result, heat flux and the hotspot occurred at the tip of the T-prong antenna for all cases. The temperature distribution pattern of all antennas was teardrop. The Arrow T-Prong antenna can induce the highest temperature within cancer tissue. The microwave ablation was successful when the region where the temperatures exceed 50°C (i.e. complete destruction). The Expand T-Prong antenna could complete destruction the liver cancer tissue was maximized (6.05 cm3). The ablation pattern or axial ratio (Widest/length) of Expand T-Prong antenna and Arrow T-Prong antenna was 1, but the axial ratio of Three T-prong antenna of about 1.15.},
	    journal   = {International Journal of Electronics and Communication Engineering},
	  volume    = {10},
	  number    = {2},
	  year      = {2016},
	  pages     = {293 - 296},
	  ee        = {https://publications.waset.org/pdf/10003897},
	  url   	= {https://publications.waset.org/vol/110},
	  bibsource = {https://publications.waset.org/},
	  issn  	= {eISSN: 1307-6892},
	  publisher = {World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology},
	  index 	= {Open Science Index 110, 2016},
	}