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Improved Thermal Ablation of Tumors Using A Real-Time Local Data Measurement System

Volume 11 - Issue 5

Idir Mellal*, Youcef Fouzar, Aziz Oukaira, Emmanuel Kengne and Ahmed Laklissassi

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    • Department of Computer and Engineering, UQO university, Canada
    • *Corresponding author: Idir Mellal, Department of Computer and Engineering, UQO university, Canada

Received: November 22, 2018;   Published: December 06, 2018

DOI: 10.26717/BJSTR.2018.11.002156

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An innovative approach based on the biochip technology for real-time monitoring of a thermal therapy applied in oncology is proposed in this paper. The proposed system provides two primary functions: real-time tracking of the targeted tissue’s thermal diffusion while at the same time locally characterizes and provides the parameters of the tissue. To validate our new approach, we use the Finite Difference Method (FDM) to solve the problem numerically and accurately predict the variation of the temperature. Numerical simulation results confirmed the efficiency of such an approach. Moreover, a hardware implementation of the discretized Bio Heat Transfer (BHT) Model using a Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) board was successfully achieved. The hardware implementation demonstrates that the proposed system can predict the future variation of the temperature readings and locally characterizes the tissue, allowing the user to adjust safely to subsequent injection doses. This new system shows promise in improving the efficiency of thermal therapy in oncological practice.

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