Radiofrequency Ablation of Breast Tumor


Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is a minimally invasive treatment modality that uses heat to destroy the tumor. During RFA, high-frequency alternating current (450–550 kHz) is delivered through the electrodes into the tissue that induces frictional (resistive) heating that further leads to destruction of tumor cell. Since it is very hard to predict the outcome of RFA immediately post ablation, so mathematical models could play a vital role for predicting the ablation zone and temperature rise within the target tissue rapidly and at a low cost. The pre-clinical computational modelling could play a crucial role to understand the complicacies of RFA before its clinical implementation. Therefore, there is a great demand for the simulation tools that provide a good source of pre-clinical information. 

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Dr. Ramjee Repaka

Department of Mechanical Engineering