Multidimensional thermal mapping during radiofrequency ablation treatments with minimally invasive fiber optic sensors

Giovanna Palumbo, Elena De Vita, Emiliano Schena, Carlo Massaroni, Paolo Verze, Nicola Carlomagno, Vincenzo Tammaro, Roberto La Rocca, Juliet Ippolito, Daniele Tosi, Paola Saccomandi, Michele Arturo Caponero, Agostino Iadicicco, Stefania Campopiano

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Abstract

Temperature mapping is a key asset in supporting the clinician during thermal ablation (TA) treatment of tumors without adding additional risk to the TA procedure. Herein we report our experiments on multidimensional thermal mapping during radio frequency (RF) thermal ablation treatments of an ex-vivo animal organ. The temperature was monitored using several arrays of fiber Bragg gratings properly positioned around the RF applicator. The results show the effectiveness of our proposed method at assessing the TA probe depth and demonstrating how the insertion depth directly influences the maximum temperature and the treated area of the radio frequency ablation.

Original languageEnglish
Article number#340936
Pages (from-to)5891-5902
Number of pages12
JournalBiomedical Optics Express
Volume9
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2018

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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Palumbo, G., De Vita, E., Schena, E., Massaroni, C., Verze, P., Carlomagno, N., Tammaro, V., La Rocca, R., Ippolito, J., Tosi, D., Saccomandi, P., Caponero, M. A., Iadicicco, A., & Campopiano, S. (2018). Multidimensional thermal mapping during radiofrequency ablation treatments with minimally invasive fiber optic sensors. Biomedical Optics Express, 9(12), 5891-5902. [#340936]. https://doi.org/10.1364/BOE.9.005891