Affiliation: Indian Institute of Technology
- Preclinical assessment of comfort and secure fit of thermobrachytherapy surface applicator (TBSA) on volunteer subjectsKavitha Arunachalam
Department of Engineering Design, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Tamil Nadu, India
J Appl Clin Med Phys 13:3845. 2012..The volunteer study demonstrated that such large and uniform displacements should be rare for CW subjects, and the measured variation is expected to be low for multifraction conformal brachytherapy treatment...
- Modeling the detectability of vesicoureteral reflux using microwave radiometryKavitha Arunachalam
Department of Engineering Design, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India
Phys Med Biol 55:5417-35. 2010..The numerical study suggests that a radiometer with f(c) = 1.35 GHz, Deltaf = 500 MHz and detector sensitivity better than 0.1 K would be the appropriate tool to noninvasively detect VUR using the log spiral antenna...
- Detection of vesicoureteral reflux using microwave radiometry-system characterization with tissue phantomsKavitha Arunachalam
Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27705, USA
IEEE Trans Biomed Eng 58:1629-36. 2011..Laboratory testing of the radiometry system in temperature-controlled phantoms supports the feasibility of passive kidney thermometry for VUR detection...
- Conformal microwave array (CMA) applicators for hyperthermia of diffuse chest wall recurrencePaul R Stauffer
Radiation Oncology Department, Duke University, Durham, NC 27710, USA
Int J Hyperthermia 26:686-98. 2010..This article summarises the evolution of microwave array applicators for heating large area chest wall disease as an adjuvant to external beam radiation, systemic chemotherapy, and potentially simultaneous brachytherapy...
- Design of a water coupling bolus with improved flow distribution for multi-element superficial hyperthermia applicatorsKavitha Arunachalam
Department of Radiation Oncology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
Int J Hyperthermia 25:554-65. 2009..5 degrees C for the SISO water bolus. The new DIDO bolus configuration maintains a nearly uniform flow distribution and low variation in surface temperature over a large area typically treated in superficial hyperthermia...
- Utility of treatment planning for thermochemotherapy treatment of nonmuscle invasive bladder carcinomaYu Yuan
Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
Med Phys 39:1170-81. 2012..S.A.) for the treatment of nonmuscle invasive bladder cancer. This work presents a new treatment planning approach, and demonstrates potential impact of this approach on improvement of treatment quality...
- A thermal monitoring sheet with low influence from adjacent waterbolus for tissue surface thermometry during clinical hyperthermiaKavitha Arunachalam
Department of Radiation Oncology, Hyperthermia Physics Division, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27713, USA
IEEE Trans Biomed Eng 55:2397-406. 2008....
- Comprehensive analysis of the Cramer-Rao bounds for magnetic resonance temperature change measurement in fat-water voxels using multi-echo imagingCory Wyatt
Department of Radiology, Duke University Medical Center, Box 3808, Durham, NC 27710, USA
MAGMA 25:49-61. 2012..The aim of this paper is to characterize the noise propagation for MRI temperature change measurement with emphasis on finding the best echo time combinations that yield the lowest temperature noise...
- A computational investigation of microwave breast imaging using deformable reflectorKavitha Arunachalam
Department of Radiation Oncology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
IEEE Trans Biomed Eng 55:554-62. 2008..Preliminary results obtained for the 2-D breast models appear promising and indicate further investigation of the new microwave tomography technique for breast imaging...