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Latin American applied research

versión impresa ISSN 0327-0793


ZHAO, G.; LUO, D. W.; LIU, Z. F.  y  GAO, D. Y.. Comparative study of the cryosurgical processes with two different cryosurgical systems: the endocare cryoprobe system versus the novel combined cryosurgery and hyperthermia system. Lat. Am. appl. res. [online]. 2007, vol.37, n.3, pp. 215-222. ISSN 0327-0793.

A numerical model was developed to study heat transfer process during freezing of biological tumors. Two different cryosurgical systems, Endocare cryoprobe and novel combined cryosurgery and hyperthermia system, were investigated using the multidimensional, finite element method (FED) developed in Ansys (V7.0) by us recently. The tissues were modeled as nonideal materials, the thermophysical properties of which were temperature dependent. The enthalpy method was applied to solve the highly nonlinear problem. It was found that for the same initial/boundary conditions and the same target tissues, the novel combined cryosurgery and hyperthermia system could supply the target tissue an approximate cooling rate, a much lower minimal temperature, a much greater warming rate, and a much greater thermal gradient as compared with the Endocare cryoprobe system. The numerical simulation results indicated that the novel combined cryosurgery and hyperthermia system could provide an excellent curative effect in the corresponding cryotherapy.

Palabras clave : FED; Heat Transfer; Cryosurgery; Cryoprobe; Ansys.

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