Using cyber-infrastructure for dynamic data driven laser treatment of cancer

Bajaj, C,, Oden, J. T., Diller, K. R. , Browne, J. C., Hazle, J., Babuska, I., Bass, J., Bidaut, Luc, Demkowicz, L., Elliott, A., Feng, Y., Fuentes, D., Kwon, B., Prudhomme, S., Stafford, R. J. and Zhang, Y. (2007) Using cyber-infrastructure for dynamic data driven laser treatment of cancer. In: Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). Springer, Beijing, pp. 972-979. ISBN 9783540725831

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Hyperthermia based cancer treatments are used to increase the susceptibility of cancerous tissue to subsequent radiation or chemotherapy treatments, and in the case in which a tumor exists as a well-defined region, higher intensity heat sources may be used to ablate the tissue. Utilizing the guidance of real-time treatment data while applying a laser heat source has the potential to provide unprecedented control over the outcome of the treatment process 6,12. The goals of this work are to provide a working snapshot of the current system architecture developed to provide a real-time finite element solution of the problems of calibration, optimal heat source control, and goal-oriented error estimation applied the equations of bioheat transfer and demonstrate that current finite element technology, parallel computer architecture, peer-to-peer data transfer infrastructure, and thermal imaging modalities are capable of inducing a precise computer controlled temperature field within the biological domain. © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2007.

Additional Information:Conference of 7th International Conference on Computational Science, ICCS 2007 ; Conference Date: 27 May 2007 Through 30 May 2007; Conference Code:70823
Keywords:Chemotherapy, Computer control, Heat transfer, Laser applications, Radiotherapy, Real time systems, Cancerous tissue, Cyber-infrastructure, Laser treatment, Oncology
Subjects:G Mathematical and Computer Sciences > G400 Computer Science
B Subjects allied to Medicine > B800 Medical Technology
Divisions:College of Science > School of Computer Science
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